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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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]