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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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Murphy’s law: New sheriff in town

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By Bill Toscano After 16 years under Sheriff Roger Leclaire, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has a new leader. In just two months, Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy has already started adding his own touches to the department. He says there is a lot more change coming. “It’s great. It’s been very busy, but I am […]

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Special program for seniors to be held Dec. 13

The Washington County Council for Prevention will host a special program for area seniors on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Whitehall Senior Meal Site at American Legion Post 83 onMain Street. This program will include information on a variety of topics pertinent to seniors, including depression and substance abuse. Advanced reservations for lunch and the […]

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Sheriffs to speak to seniors

Scott Stark from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and his canine companion Nassie will be at the Washington County Meal Site at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at the American Legion on 148 Main Street in Whitehall. Seniors are invited to come by for lunch and a demonstration of Nassie’s crime fighting […]

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Village police to stay

There was no sheriff at the Whitehall Village Board meeting on June 15.         (more…)

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Police plan to be presented

Roger LeClaire will be at the next meeting of the Whitehall Village Board. The Washington County sheriff will be giving a formal presentation to the board concerning the issue of community policing on Monday, June 15, as the village continues to look at the future of the village police department. (more…)

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Referendum on police coming?

The officers could remain the same, but the department could change hands. Whitehall Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti said he is willing to put the matter of turning the duties of law enforcement in the village over to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.     (more…)

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Residents voice opinions, offer suggestions for 2009 county budget

Discussion of the tentative 2009 Washington County budget became heated Nov. 12 as some Granville residents questioned a supervisor’s intensions towards the sheriff’s patrol. (more…)

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County budget under fire

Sheriff warns night patrol will be casualty of budget cuts In a Friday morning fax from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Roger Leclaire warned that the cuts he was being told to make to his budget would force the elimination of the nighttime road patrol in the county beginning in 2009.  (more…)

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Scribner: state audit of highway likely

Brian Rozell’s response to the Whitehall town board was quick. He resigned. Rozell, the now former highway superintendent who is at the center of an investigation into the use of fuel oil at the town highway garage, sent in his letter of resignation to the board on Oct. 31. (more…)

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]