Tag Archives: Hartford

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

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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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Supervisors generally Ok with prayer at meetings

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Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff, who has been under criticism from some for his prayers at Washington County Board of Selectmen meetings, was not at Friday’s session. Haff, who is on vacation, was also not at Tuesday’s Government Operations Committee meeting. But his allies were at both, and Haff, the Hartford town supervisor, will continue to […]

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Great season comes to a close for softball team

A tremendous regular season didn’t translate into a successful postseason for the girls softball team, which lost in the opening round of the Section II Class C tournament against Waterford 8-0 last Wednesday. Ashley Lefebvre was in control throughout, allowing only a pair of singles and striking out 17 batters in a dominating performance. Carly […]

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Tough loss for softball squad

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              A pair of unearned runs in the seventh inning and a lack of offensive production cost Whitehall’s softball team a chance to take sole possession of second place in the Adirondack League East division. Hartford scored two runs on an error in the top of the seventh inning […]

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Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]