Tag Archives: Kortright

Prescription drug abuse a local problem

By Jaime Thomas It gives a whole new meaning to basket party, but not in a good way. Teenagers dump various prescription medications into a bin, pick one at random and take it to get high. It has been dubbed ‘pharming,’ and it’s a serious trend that’s sweeping the nation and hitting hard locally, too. […]

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Grand jury hears testimony in shooting

A Washington County grand jury began hearing testimony last week in the case against two Connecticut men charged with firing multiple rifle rounds into a home at the Whitehall Mobile Home Park. The grand jury began hearing testimony last Thursday and as of Tuesday afternoon the panel had not yet voted on whether to indict […]

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Preliminary hearing for arsonist, district attorney to push murder charge

By Jaime Thomas Stephen Gyarmathy did not intend to burn the building at 44 Mettowee St. when he poured gasoline on the stairwell and set it alight. At least that’s what he said in a written statement taken by state police hours after the deed was done. On Thursday, Gyarmathy had a preliminary hearing in […]

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Elmy guilty on one of five charges

                    A local business owner accused of assault against his wife last fall was found guilty of one felony count by a Washington County jury on Friday afternoon. The jury found Robert A. Elmy guilty of second-degree assault but acquitted him on additional charges. Elmy, 63, […]

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Bank robbery suspects to be indicted

The Vermont couple accused of a series of bank robberies, including two at TD Bank on Main Street in Granville, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Vermont. John W. Maynard, 30, and Jill M. Ludwig, 30, who were from Castleton, were indicted in the U.S. District Court in Rutland on three counts […]

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Charges against Banks to be dropped

The Warren County District Attorney’s office will seek the dismissal of a driving while intoxicated charge against Dresden Supervisor Robert Banks after a second blood alcohol test showed that he had no alcohol or drugs in his system when he crashed a car into a home late last year. Banks was charged with misdemeanor DWI […]

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Suspects await court

The two suspects in a series of bank robberies in the region remain in jail as their case makes it was through the first of what could be several legal jurisdictions. Officials with the Rutland District Court in Rutland, Vt. said Jill Ludwig and John Maynard each await further court action following their arraignments Nov. […]

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Making a Federal case of it? No word yet

Washington County District Attorney Kevin Kortright said the couple arrested in Castleton accused of striking five area banks on both sides of the state border over an eight week period will remain in Vermont custody for some time but their fate afterwards in somewhat murky. Kortright said he had not yet spoken with Federal authorities […]

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Elmy indicted on three more felonies

A local businessman who was arrested and accused of beating his wife last month has been indicted on a handful of felony charges. Robert A. Elmy, 63, faces four felonies, including two counts of second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, and coercion. Elmy, who owns Champlain Harbor Marina and RV Park, is accused of beating his wife, […]

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Elmy may face more charges; victim of attack out of hospital

By Bill Toscano The police investigation into a serious assault against a woman in Granville Oct. 12 is still actively continuing, and the suspect, Robert A. Elmy, may face additional charges pending the outcome of a grand just investigation. Elmy, 63, of Whitehall, who runs the Champlain Harbor Marina and RV Park has been released […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]