Tag Archives: Hartford

County schools seek to pool resources

As cuts to funding affect many schools across the country, several local districts are turning towards each other for help. Administrators who say they are left with no other options are looking into combining resources. Along with five other school districts in Washington County, Granville and Hartford have recently undergone a regionalization study, which will […]

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Digital testing plan worries schools

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas   A proposal by the state Education Department to switch to digital test taking by 2014 has local school officials concerned. The state has begun to send out overtures to local districts that it may require students take all state-administered standardized tests on computers, a proposal officials say may […]

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Police warn residents of identify theft

Hartford resident Kelly Clark was surprised and more than just a little skeptical when she received a text message last month telling her that her debit card at Berkshire Bank had been locked. The tipoff: Clark doesn’t have an account with Berkshire Bank. “I thought it was weird. The message said to call this number […]

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Scheduling has parents worried

By Jaime Thomas Parents raised concerns about student involvement in several non-core subjects at a Hartford Board of Education meeting on Oct. 15. In particular, physical education and band requirements were discussed in relation to intense student schedules. Several parents told the board they thought student enrollment in band has decreased because students are reluctant […]

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Bells to ring to Veterans Day

Bells will ring out again throughout Washington County this Veterans Day. At the urging of Dana Haff, Hartford town supervisor, churches throughout the county and one in West Pawlet, Vt., will ring their bells for one minute as a revival of an old tradition to honor veterans. Haff said he started sending out letters to […]

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Hartford stable offers therapy on horseback

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By Jaime Thomas When Marie Grimmke’s son Noah was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome last February, his pediatrician recommended she seek an atypical type of therapy. The doctor said Noah’s combination of symptoms — Asperger’s, anxiety and poor coordination — could be well-treated with therapeutic riding. While calling different stables in the area, Grimmke made contact […]

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Several local arrests in marijuana busts

Four local residents were among those arrested during a two-week long sweep of marijuana fields in Washington County. John Winchell, the undersheriff for Washington County said a total of 8,000 plants were seized in towns throughout the county. The operation, which included state police helicopters, was performed by the Washington County Drug Task Force, which […]

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At Hartford, teachers face biggest changes

By Bill Toscano   When Principal Andrew Cook looks at changes coming up for the new school year, his attention focuses not on his students but on his teachers. “The tough part this year will come with the teachers,” he said, referring to the new state-mandated teacher evaluations, which direct schools to give a test […]

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Hartford townwide sale this weekend

Shoppers behind the As Time Goes By Saturday.

There’s more than just secondhand bargains in Hartford this weekend. Hartford’s townwide garage sale takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12, with more than 50 sales expected, but organizer Bonnie Williamson is quick to point out all the other activities going on. The Tri-County Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association […]

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Sheriff reaches out to town boards, residents

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By Bill Toscano   The last six months have been a period of quick changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Murphy, who took over in January after Roger Leclaire’s 16 years as sheriff, was ready to make his own mark on the office. While many things have not changed, Murphy figures he […]

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A year later, Pember on path to recovery

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By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]