Tag Archives: Hebron

Town of Hebron abandons road

The Town of Hebron will abandon one of its roads. Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town voted earlier this month to abandon Pfitzie Road. The action essentially eliminates the town’s liability on the road, although it doesn’t prevent people from traveling on the road. The town has not maintained the road in years and Campbell […]

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Horse thief arrested

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A modern day horse thief was arrested last week after stealing a horse from a Hebron farm. Wendy J. Holcomb, 48, of Granville, is accused of stealing a 15-year old mare and some tack from a home on County Route 31 on March 27. The horse’s owner, who had acquired the horse several weeks prior, […]

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Town explores Camp Hebron purchase, uses for it

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The Town of Hebron has hired a consulting group to help identify potential uses for Camp Hebron, should the town decide to buy a portion of the camp. GWC, Inc., a locally based parks and outdoor recreation planning consultant, will study the feasibility of the town purchasing and operating the camp. The camp, owned by […]

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Hebron to undergo revaluation

By Jaime Thomas About eight months after discarding the idea of revaluation in Hebron, the Town Board voted Monday night to go ahead with the process. Last spring, Town Assessor Victoria Hayner held an informational meeting regarding revaluation, which she recommended for the town. At the April meeting, Hayner said the state generally recommends the […]

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Hebron man creating museum of Brooklyn art, culture

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By Jaime Thomas Though the local area isn’t overflowing with art museums, there are several sprinkled throughout Washington County. Offering an intimate glimpse of a tight-knit group of artists’ work in a unique setting is one such museum in Hebron. Peter Duveen, along with his wife, Junalyn, is in the process of turning his 100-year-old […]

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Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the state, none were classified as stressed on a new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System developed by the state Comptroller’s Office. The Town of Hampton received […]

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Area departments partake in drill

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By Jaime Thomas Huge flames lit up the night sky and surrounding area as firefighters combated a propane burn in Hartford last Monday and Tuesday nights. Five or six departments from around Washington County were participating in a controlled ethanol drill as part of a three day course. The New York State Office of Fire […]

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County eyeing sale of transfer stations

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Washington County has agreed to open negotiations with Earth, Waste and Metal, one of two companies that bid to run its five transfer stations. The Public Works Committee agreed last Wednesday to open negotiations with the Rutland, Vt.-based company by a 6-2 vote. Greenwich Supervisor Sara Idleman and Cambridge Supervisor William Watkins voted against the […]

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Bears an ongoing nusiance

  Though bears have been a problem presence in nearby communities recently, they have not been as much of a problem in Granville. Rick Vladyka, nuisance wildlife officer, said he has received four to five complaints regarding bears in the last couple of months. “I’ve taken several calls, and what I’m mostly doing is giving […]

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Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

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