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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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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