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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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Fire pile still stands

Monday, July 29 came and went, but the pile of rubble on Main Street still stands. This time, it is a mechanical issue standing in the way of debris removal, officials said. Two weeks ago Edgeco Environmental, Inc., the company hired for the cleanup, told attorney John Winn, who is representing Beverly Koffler, one of […]

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Hampton shows support for Head Start

The Town of Hampton formally threw its support behind Washington County Head Start. The town board unanimously endorsed a request by the beleaguered organization to include the community on a letter urging Congress to reconsider spending cuts that have left the program in dire straits. The Washington County Head Start program has seen a $201,371 […]

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Hampton town board: We aren’t anti-fire department

Members of the Hampton Town Board defended themselves last week against criticisms that they don’t support the community’s fire department. Frustrated by allegations that the town was running an “anti-fire department campaign,” officials reiterated their support last week for the Hampton Volunteer Fire Company, but continue to contend they can’t afford the organization’s contract demands […]

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Hampton town board: We aren’t running “anti-fire department campaign”

By Derek Liebig Members of the Hampton Town Board defended themselves last week against criticism that they don’t support the community’s fire department. Frustrated by allegations that the town was running an “anti-fire department campaign,” officials reiterated their support last week for the Hampton Volunteer Fire Company, but continue to contend they can’t afford the […]

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Music, art and new exhibit at First Friday

Take a shot and enjoy some art at this months’ First Friday on June 7. For the Pember Library and Museum’s culinary component this time around, Edward’s Liquor will be offering free samples of flavored whipped cream shots, in addition to the glasses of wine they typically sell. The Pember will also have an acoustic […]

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Granville students advance to state level history competition

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By Jaime Thomas You can’t change the past, but you can discuss big changes that seriously affected history. That’s just what a group of eighth grade girls in Granville did with their recent participation in National History Day Contest. The seven students focused on different topics to demonstrate this year’s theme: a turning point in […]

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Hampton establishes transfer sticker fund

The Hampton Town Board will establish a fund to purchase unused transfer station stickers from local residents. The board will set aside $100 that will be used to provide refunds to residents who have stickers they can no longer use. Earth, Waste and Metal assumed control of the five county transfer stations on Monday, several […]

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Sheriff’s Department to have office in Hampton

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department plans to open a station in Hampton later this year. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the sheriff’s office will occupy a small office in the town hall and will use the space to meet with local residents and perform other administrative tasks while officers are on patrol in the area. He […]

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Hot Topic: Hampton Fire Dept. and town board at odds over funding

The Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and the Hampton town board are embroiled in a contentious contract dispute. Fire department members say they weren’t given an opportunity to negotiate a higher contract and would consider cutting services if a new deal isn’t struck, while the town board believes it has given the department ample support. Members […]

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Classifieds 05/20/14

Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

Armstrong, Bartholomew at odds on park vandalism

By Dan King The top elected official in the town of Whitehall and the top elected official in the village […]

Washington County towns to get more back in sales tax

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to allocate 7 percent of all total sales tax […]

Granville fifth-graders invention in contention

By Joshua Bassett Emily Powers, a fifth-grader at Granville Elementary School, said her messy desk served as an inspiration to […]

Town of Whitehall targets loose animals

By Dan King Whitehall town officials are looking to crack down on those who let their animals run loose. Officials […]

Hearing set on Hebron road abandonment

The Hebron Town Board will hold a public hearing at its meeting on June 25 regarding the possible abandonment of […]

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