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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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Hartford still at odds with county over Eldridge Lane

By Jaime Thomas The saga of Hartford versus Washington County over the Eldridge Lane landfill property continues. 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, an Argyle resident won the land by auction this past fall. A […]

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Three receive tenure in Hartford

Three Hartford teachers received tenure Monday night at a Board of Education meeting. The board approved Jessica Lourie for secondary math, Amy Thomas for first grade and Amber Lynch as an elementary education teacher. During the meeting, Superintendent Andrew Cook discussed the Washington County consortium, which is five area school districts working on collaborating resources. […]

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Hartford’s Tad Jones reaches 1000 points


By Jaime Thomas Tad Jones has done his best to keep up with the Joneses on the basketball court. Specifically his father, Mark Jones. The Hartford senior netted his 1000th point Friday night, only 1.8 seconds before the half against North Warren. And though the feat is a rare one, it’s no surprise to the […]

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Hartford residents had large amount of drugs and cash

Two Hartford residents were arrested for possessing large amounts of drugs following an investigation last Thursday. Arrested were 32-year-old Peter G. Holcomb Jr. and 23-year-old Amanda I. Northshield after a search warrant was conducted at their residence. The investigation resulted in the seizure of narcotics, weapons and more than $35,000 in cash. Police recovered one […]

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Hartford CSD appoints Tyler to fulltime bus driver

The Hartford Board of Education held a regular meeting Monday night, with business much as usual. Following the retirement of Connie Knights as bus driver, the board appointed Stacey Tyler to the fulltime position. The board also approved an FFA field trip request from Tricia Steward. The students will attend the Farm Bureau Government Awareness […]

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Hartford town employees will see 1 percent wage increase


By Jaime Thomas Hartford town employees will see a 1 percent increase in wages in the New Year following an organizational meeting Tuesday night. With the exception of Joel Carpenter, who covers personnel and serves as budget officer and is getting a larger increase, wages for the rest of the town’s workers will raise only […]

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Firefighters battle extreme cold and barn fire in Hartford


Farmers lose three heifers, 11,000 bales of hay By Jaime Thomas Area fire departments worked for two days, braving frigid temperatures, to completely put out a barn fire that started late Friday afternoon in Hartford. The Hartford Volunteer Fire Department received multiple calls for a working structure fire at the Tyler family’s dairy farm at […]

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Hartford residents want to have their say at planning board meetings

By Jaime Thomas Several Hartford residents are frustrated that they weren’t given a chance to voice their opinions about a new business. During a town board meeting last Tuesday, resident Russell Wade told Supervisor Dana Haff that he and a number of other residents were cut off from speaking at a recent planning board meeting. […]

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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

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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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