Tag Archives: Hartford

Hartford approves best value bids

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hartford passed a law last week that enables it to forego a requirement to accept the lowest bids for goods or services and instead accept the “best value” offered by bidders. The law applies to purchases of more than $20,000, but does not include Department of Public Works projects. […]

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Hartford bus garage cameras on hold

By Dan King Because of budget constraints, the Hartford Central School District is holding off on any decision to retrofit its bus garage with cameras. “We’re waiting until the end of the year to see how much money, if any money, we have left in the budget for it,” said Superintendent Andrew Cook. “Chances are […]

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Hartford school’s solar panels stalled

By Dan King Since November, the Hartford Central School has been awaiting a state response to its plans to install solar panels. “Our plans have been in…for quite some time, but unfortunately things are very backlogged” at the State Education Department, said school superintendent Andrew Cook. Cook said the school was supposed to hear back […]

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Granville FFA salute

FFA Winners

By Linda Ellingsworth First organized in 1928 with a goal to stop the trend of young boys leaving the family farm, FFA, originally Future Farmers of America, has grown into a national organization of 610,240 individual FFA members and 7,665 local chapters in all 50 states. It is the largest student organization in the world. […]

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Hartford eyes ‘best value’ bids

By Dan King Hartford has proposed a new law that would allow the town to forego a requirement to accept the lowest bids for goods or services, instead allowing for “best value” offered by bidders. A public hearing will be held at the town board’s meeting on March 10 at 7 p.m. Town law requires […]

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Couple enjoys 56 years together

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By Derek Liebig Karen Harrington remembers the party that changed her life. She had invited several friends to her family’s Hartford home, but it was the striking young airman, Armand Harrington, who captured her attention and her heart. At the time, neither had any idea that the chance encounter would be the beginning of a […]

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Taking aim and learning safety

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Whitehall Jr. Rifle Program teaches marksmanship, safety By Derek Liebig Jacob Gosselin wrapped the sling around his forearm, laid down on the piece of carpet barely longer than he is tall, chambered a shell, held the gun firmly against his right shoulder and gently squeezed the trigger. A fraction of a second later, the .22 […]

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Eldridge Lane property closes

By Jaime Thomas Nearly ending a long dispute between the town of Hartford and Washington County, the closing of the Eldridge Lane landfill property took place Wednesday afternoon. Following years of litigation between the two entities, during which the town sued the county over money it felt it was owed for the county-owned spot, Argyle […]

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Bluebillies to play in Hartford

By Jaime Thomas Hartford’s own bluegrass band will give a home-town performance at the firehouse next Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. For the second year in a row, the Bluebillies will play what they describe as a mix of classic country, bluegrass and Americana music. Chris Jones, president of the fire company auxiliary, said […]

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Quick response by Hartford highway super saves house

By Jaime Thomas Conditions couldn’t have been worse at 4 a.m. Thursday morning when a barn caught fire in Fort Ann. Snow had been accumulating throughout the previous afternoon and night and was thundering down at an estimated rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Fortunately for everyone involved, Hartford Highway Superintendent Greg Brown […]

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‘Finding Bigfoot’ draws large crowd

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By Dan King The green trucker hat atop the mop top head of James ‘Bobo’ Fay read “Keep it Squatchy” […]

Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

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By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington […]

Wiskoski wins Distinguished Young Women crown

Haley Wiskoski waves to the crowd after winning the 2016 DYW title

By Dan King Haley Wiskoski has become the first junior to win the Distinguished Young Women Program at Whitehall High […]

Family racing to beat cancer

Racing Against Cancer

By Derek Liebig When Frank Hoard Jr. climbs into his race car later this month at Lebanon Valley Speedway, he […]

Whitehall man faces sexual abuse charges

A Whitehall man with an extensive criminal record has been indicted on charges that accuse him of multiple occasions of […]

Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the […]

Eagle Scout to build prayer garden

Eagle Scout Project

By Dan King Garrett Stevens hopes by the time his Eagle Scout project is over that people won’t even recognize […]

Man arrested for growing pot

MUGSHOT-Pot grower

A New Hampshire man was charged last week with operating a marijuana growing operation out of a house he owns […]

Whitehall still seeking superintendent

By Dan King Finding a new superintendent of schools, even an interim appointee, is proving to be not a quick […]

State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district […]

Village of Whitehall eyes 1.4 percent tax increase

By Dan King The proposed budget for the Village of Whitehall would raise taxes slightly. The Village Board work-shopped its […]

Granville man arrested for fraud

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A Granville man was charged last week with a felony after he tried to use a stolen public benefits card. […]