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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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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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