Tag Archives: Dresden

Fire destorys barn


Firefighters from more than seven local departments, including Whitehall, Dresden and Hampton, battled a fire Monday afternoon on County Route 21. The fire destroyed the a barn and damaged several outbuildings as wind kept feeding the flames.  It took firefighters several hours to extinguish. Local departments worked collaboratively to transport water from a nearby pond […]

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Benefit spaghetti dinner Saturday

A local snowmobile club will host their most popular annual fundraising event this Saturday. The Northern Washington County Trailblazers will host a Spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Putnam Firehouse on state Route 22. The meal will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. The cost is […]

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Comptroller’s office critical of Dresden’s book keeping

Dresden’s financial records are so haphazard that that there is no way to accurately determine the town’s fiscal condition, according to an audit released earlier this month by the state Comptroller’s Office. The review of the town’s finances from 2010 to March of 2012 found that the town’s records are incomplete and there is no […]

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County Children’s Committee thanks donors

The Washington County Children’s Committee wishes to acknowledge the following donations received from Dec. 16 to Jan. 4. They were: Mr. and Mrs. John Ayers; the Knights of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rozell; and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Young. This is the last listing of donors this year. We had a very successful year […]

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NJ teens arrested on drug charges

A routine traffic stop in Dresden on Saturday resulted in the arrest of three New Jersey teens on drug charges. James C. Roth, 19, of Hillsdale, N.J., was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, after he was found to have hashish. The drug and an unspecified amount of marijuana were […]

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Bear struck by car on Broadway

A young bear was struck by a car near on Broadway Thursday night. The bear was struck near the intersection of Fourth Avenue just after 8 p.m., police said. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. After it was struck, the bear, which police estimated at around 60 pounds, ran onto the porch on […]

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District tax rates set

Local residents that live in four of the five towns within the Whitehall School District will pay more in taxes according to the final tax rates released by the state. The tax rate will increase 5.15 percent in Whitehall, 5.3 percent in Hampton and Fort Ann, and 7.42 percent in Granville. The tax rate in […]

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Helicopter extinguishes blaze in Dresden

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation used a helicopter to extinguish a forest fire on Elephant Mountain in Dresden last Wednesday. A group of local firefighters and forest rangers hiked into the area of the blaze, which is located just west of Huletts Landing. Smoke was reported seen around 11:30 a.m. and members […]

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Man charged with felony sexual abuse

A local man was jailed last week amid allegations he had sexual conduct with a 4-year-old child last year. Joseph Choppy, 29, of Whitehall was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, following an investigation by state police. He was accused of having sexual conduct with the child at a home in Dresden […]

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Power line may help region, concerns linger

George Armstrong

              A proposed underground power line that would run from Canada and pass through Whitehall on its way to New York City has the potential to generate tax revenue for the town and village, but there are concerns that it could interfere with the village’s water system. The 330-mile, […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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