Tag Archives: Dresden

Dresden to county: keep beach open

By Dan King Despite an effort by Washington County to close its beach at Huletts Landing when there is no lifeguard on duty, the Dresden Town Board is working to keep it open year-round. “The county said they’re going to close the beach year-round when there isn’t a lifeguard, but I’ve been working with them […]

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Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

Water chestnut harvester redit VT DEC

By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, something officials see as vital to water quality. “We’ve been contracting with DEC on this project for about 10 years now,” said Supervisor George Gang. “We do South Bay, Dresden Station and Ottenburg Ramp, all […]

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Dresden officials seeking info on area vets

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By Dan King For months now, members of the Dresden Town Board have been looking to honor the town’s veterans by upgrading the town’s memorial wall – however they need some more information. Councilman Pat Greenough has been working closely with members of the American Legion Post 83 in Whitehall to compile a list of […]

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Dresden officials eying new policies

By Dan King The Dresden Town Board is hoping to create clearer guidelines for the town’s employees. Town Supervisor George Gang said Monday that he was looking into new policies for town employees regarding drug testing, time cards and town road work. “(The policies) definitely need to be updated,” Gang said. “They’re so general that […]

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Whitehall firemen teach ice rescue to fellow firefighters from Dresden and Huletts


By Lee Tugas A day after being on “stand-by” at the Whitehall Winter Carnival, and only weeks after assisting Granville firefighters at a tragic North Granville fire, Whitehall firemen were teaching ice rescue out on Lake George. Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, said the rescue training session was simply part of […]

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Dresden makes appointments

The Dresden Town Board made a number of appointments during its annual organizational meeting last month. In addition to his duties as supervisor, George Gang will serve as budget officer, a role his predecessor, Bob Banks also filled. As budget officer, Gang will serve on the Budget Committee as well as the Insurance, Sewer and […]

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Whitehall town and village highway crews take first major snowstorm in stride


By Lee Tugas A powerful winter storm may have dropped nearly a foot of snow on Warren and Washington counties, but both village and town highway workers reported no major problems. According to the National Weather Service, snowfall total ranged five inches to a foot in Washington and Warren Counties. “It was a good practice […]

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School district approves tax rates

The Whitehall Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tax rates for property owners within the district and nearly everyone can expect to pay a little more on their taxes this year. The tax rate will increase 2.3 percent in Whitehall, 2.2 percent in Dresden and 2.1 percent in Hampton, Fort Ann and Granville. Those increases […]

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Man charged with strangulation

A local man was indicted on multiple felonies for allegedly choking a woman unconscious earlier this month. A Washington County Grand Jury handed up the indictment against Travis M. Carr, 26, of Whitehall on Thursday. Carr is accused of attacking a woman with whom he was acquainted at a home in Dresden on June 8. […]

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Police: Man drove drunk with kids in car

A local man faces multiple charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife and drove drunk with a car full of young children. Gregory G. Matteson, 28, of South Williams Street, was arrested Saturday and charged with second degree menacing and driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with felony aggravated […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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