Tag Archives: Environmental Conservation

State adds Dresden land to forest preserve

A sizable tract of land in Dresden has been given to the state by The Nature Conservancy. Joe Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced Tuesday that 156 acres on southern Lake Champlain will be added to the forest preserve. Known as the Chubbs Dock property, the land features 2,140 feet of […]

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Free Fishing Event on South Bay this weekend

Free Fishing Event-Pier

The Department of Environmental Conservation is hoping to promote the activity of fishing this weekend as it hosts a “Free Fishing Event” on South Bay. The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the John A. Brooks Memorial Fishing Pier on South Bay in Whitehall, enables […]

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Origins of spill still unknown

Crews are still trying to determine the source of petroleum leaking into the canal. Officials had expected to make some headway earlier this week, but heavy rainfall over the weekend and on Monday and Tuesday made locating the leak more difficult. National Vacuum Emergency Response Spill Control was expected to resume its search yesterday. The […]

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Village still looking for Pike Brook dam taker

The village continues to look for someone to purchase the Pike Brook dam property but has yet to find a taker. Trustee Ken Bartholomew said last week that several people have expressed interest in the property but most have backed off once they learned of mandated repairs the dam needs. “Several people have looked at […]

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No surprises in Dresden elections

The town wide elections in Dresden offer little intrigue this year as the six incumbent candidates running for reelection do so unopposed. The Dresden democratic party failed to nominate any candidates during their caucus earlier this season so everyone of the Republican incumbents in this year’s election are poised to return to their positions. It’s […]

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A seemingly routine traffic stop Saturday afternoon turned into a pair of arrests and left a Whitehall Police officer with a hand injury. According to police reports, William Smith, 46, was pulled over on Broadway after another driver reported seeing him drive erractically and cross the center line numerous times. He was arrested and charged […]

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Invasive plant found in South Bay

A non-native aquatic plant that has the potential to crowd out beneficial plant life and impair recreational pursuits has been found in South Bay. The Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that more than 20 acres of Variable-leaf watermilfoil (myriophyllum heterophyllum) was found growing in waters up to 6 feet deep in the southern […]

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Bridge Theatre may be torn down

The Clinton Street Bridge and the theater that rests upon its trusses may be removed after the village declined to take responsibility for the structure. The village was given the opportunity last month to assume all responsibilities for the bridge, including ownership and maintenance of the 100 year old structure but declined given the financial […]

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Resolution pleases Hartford dump opponents

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a resolution Friday stating the board will not seek to renew the landfill permit for the proposed dump site on Eldridge Lane in the Town of Hartford. The measure was approved in committee and is headed for the full board tomorrow at the regular monthly […]

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Haff: legal fees, not fields

The mountain isn’t going anywhere, at least not yet. Last week, the Hartford Town Board decided to use funds set aside to start development of the five-acre dirt “mountain” west of Hartford Central School off of Route 149 for another purpose. The board approved a motion by Supervisor Dana Haff for taking the funds and […]

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Area schools confer with police


By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an […]

‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

Granville school

By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of […]

Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say


By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern […]

Hero firemen honored in Hampton

Hampton fire chief Matthew Sears and family

By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town […]

School Board petitions available

BOE pic

By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made […]

North Country Freepress – 03/16/18


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518 Wheels – 03/15/18

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On the road with the Railroaders


By Matthew Saari With the Whitehall boys’ basketball team facing a lengthy road trip to Plattsburgh, the Times was faced […]

Still no camping for ‘mudboggers’


By Krystle S. Morey As the mudboggers prepare their off-road extreme park for their annual Spring Fling, Granville town officials […]

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