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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to finish town business in under 20 minutes. Then came the public comment period. “Congratulations on surviving your first year,” said Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, who applauded supervisor Paul Ferguson for […]

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Dresden budget approved after heated hearing

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By Matthew Saari Dresden’s 2019 budget was approved 3-0 on Saturday but only after a very heated public hearing and 20-minute recess. Supervisor Paul Ferguson opened the hearing by providing a summary of the proposed budget. The total budget stood at $1,179,915 including a tax levy of $821,472. This represented a 3.61 percent increase over […]

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Dresden resident files request for town’s financials

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By Matthew Saari A Dresden resident has filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the town – her second such request in three month – to see Dresden’s monthly financial statements. Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, brought the request to the board’s attention during its monthly meeting last Monday, […]

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Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members of both the Dresden Volunteer Fire Company and Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department came before the Dresden Town Board last Monday to request incremental increases to their operational budgets for the next three years. First […]

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Dresden supervisor faulted by former supervisor’s wife

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By Matthew Saari   A lively argument broke out at the Dresden Town Board’s July meeting when the wife of former supervisor George Gang accused current supervisor Paul Ferguson of not running the town’s financial practices properly. As Ferguson opened the meeting to public comment, Anda Stippens-Gang took the floor. “It’s six months in now […]

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Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

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By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought it could be done,” said Stiling Knight, who pitched the idea to the town board at its June meeting. Currently the Whitehall school district includes families within the village and town of Whitehall as well […]

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Towns rally behind Codie

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By Matthew Saari Town officials from Dresden and Whitehall want to ensure that the occupants of 10,000 vehicles traveling Route 4 know where Olympian Codie Bascue calls home. Just south of the village of Whitehall two banners have been hung, both wishing Bascue good fortune and declaring Whitehall and Dresden the official hometowns of the […]

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Newly-elected supervisors swing vote on county roles

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By Matthew Saari Two key positions on the Washington County Board of Supervisors were decided last Tuesday by the votes of newly elected supervisors. During the annual reorganizational meeting, Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks and Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell were ousted from their positions of vice chairman of the board and budget officer, respectively. Hicks lost […]

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Obituary: Margaret “Jo” Morris

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Granville, NY – Margaret “Jo” Morris passed away quietly at The Pines of Glens Falls Nursing and Rehabilitation after a […]

Lakes Classifieds – 05/24/19

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Obituary: Nancy L. Rogoza

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Granville, NY – Nancy Lee Rogoza, age 59, passed away on May 22, 2019 at her home surrounded by her […]

Obituary: Kathleen M. Laiacona

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Whitehall-“Surrounded by family on May 22nd, 2019 at approximately 11:15 am, Kathleen M. Laiacona (McPhee) left this world to meet her […]

Classifieds 05/23/19

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Obituary: Carolyn Patricia Thomas

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GRANVILLE — Carolyn Patricia Thomas, 66, passed away on May 17, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital, following a long illness. […]

Obituary: Daniel J. Butchino

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Whitehall, N.Y. –  Daniel J. Butchino, 53, passed away on February 19, 2019 the Glens Falls Hospital following a brief […]

Obituary: Margaret P. Fennell

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Margaret (Peggy) Pauquette Fennell passed away at home on Friday May 17, 2019 with her loving family by her side. […]

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