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County creates position with jobs on mind

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted last week to approve the creation of an Economic Development Coordinator, but there was debate as to whether the position would benefit the county’s economy. “This is big government getting bigger,” William “Beaver” Watkins, Cambridge Supervisor said. “What the impact?” Supervisors also approved the creation […]

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Fair Haven CROP Walk Sunday

By Derek Liebig A couple of hundred people will gather this Sunday in Fair Haven to combat hunger in the Lakes Region and beyond. The 13th annual Fair Haven area CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29. Walkers will gather in the town green at 1:30 p.m. and the walk will begin around […]

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Cancer survivor gives back


By Derek Liebig Jennifer McDermott remembers the emotions: shock, disbelief and denial. She was 35 years old and in the prime of her life. She ate right, was active and by all accounts, healthy. Which is why she was stunned when her doctor told her she had cancer. The mother of three found a lump […]

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Man’s project takes flight


By Derek Liebig A restoration project nearly two decades in the making recently took flight above the skies of Granville Airport. Last month, Myron “Mike” Waite, took to the skies above the hills and dales of Granville in a 1946 Aeronca 7AC that he and a few others had painstakingly restored over the last 15 […]

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Tax assistance program in limbo

By Derek Liebig A proposal that would have provided temporary relief from property tax payments is in limbo after a division of the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council declined last week to oversee the program. The advisory board of Community Action Angels said last week it could not assume oversight of the program, citing a […]

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Basic STAR recipients need to re-register

Change intended to eliminate fraud By Derek Liebig Homeowners who receive a Basic STAR exemption for property tax assistance will need to register with the state in order to continue to receive the benefit in 2014 and beyond. The state Department of Taxation and Finance has taken administrative control of the state School Tax Relief […]

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Hampton Highway superintendent a three-man race

Republican primary between Baker and Sady Sept. 10 By Derek Liebig Three candidates will vie for the position of highway superintendent in Hampton this November. Incumbent Francis Baker will be challenged by town councilman Herbert Sady Jr. and Joseph Williams. All three will appear on the Independent Party line on November’s ballot. Sady and Baker […]

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Fair preparations underway; 100s volunteer to pull event off

By Derek Liebig Preparations are underway for the county’s largest event of the year. A small army of volunteers and several paid staffers have been working earnestly in preparation for the Washington County Fair, which kicks off on Monday, Aug. 19. “We’re trying frantically to get ready,” said Mark St. Jacques, fair general manager. The […]

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Backpack Project is Saturday

By Derek Liebig Ann Schinski hopes The Backpack Project sets another record this year. “Last year we provided 311 backpacks to local students,” said Schinski, who along with Gwen Schneider coordinates the project, which will provide backpacks to and school supplies to local children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at […]

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Museums, non-profits face challenges in promoting themselves

By Derek Liebig As Heritage Area director and head of the Skenesborough Museum, Carol Greenough has a firm grasp of Whitehall’s place in New York’s history, but what she can’t understand is why the community is not represented in some of the state’s tourism promotions. Whitehall, the birthplace—albeit disputed—of the U.S. Navy and a strategic […]

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Classifieds 10/07/15

Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget […]

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