Tag Archives: Police Officers

Village hires four new police officers

By Jaime Thomas After a long search and an ongoing pool of applicants, the Granville Police Department hired four new part-time officers between this month and last. One officer was hired in August, and on Monday the village board approved the hiring of three more. The four men, Edward Ashley, Scott Alkinburgh, Jason Vadenburgh and […]

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PBA blames contract for overtime issue

By Jaime Thomas It all comes down to a contract. Gordon Smith, a Granville Village Trustee, expressed his misgivings at a meeting last week about a 100 percent increase in police overtime pay within the budget. Issues within the police union contract have since come to light. Both Police Chief Ernie Bassett and Dave Williams, […]

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Man jailed for bribing police

An illegal immigrant who tried to bribe police officers after he was pulled over for driving while intoxicated was sentenced to six months in jail last Friday. Jairo Figueroa, 22, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bribery in a Washington County court last month and agreed to spend six months in jail before being […]

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Whitehall man arrested for violating order of protection

A local man was arrested Monday for violating an order of protection following an incident in which he and four youths became lost in a wooded area near School Street. Travis C. Edmonds, 18, of Whitehall was arrested and charged with Second Degree Criminal Contempt, a misdemeanor, after police found him in the company of […]

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Man pleads guilty to attempting to bribe police

An illegal agreement who tried to bride local police officers earlier this summer has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bribery and will serve a jail sentence before being deported. Jairo Figueroa, 22, pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday and will spend six months in jail before being deported to his nativeGuatemala. Figueroa […]

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Whitehall Police hire two part time officers

The Whitehall Police Department will have two new employees after the village hired a pair of officers for the department last week.  The village board agreed to hire two part time police officers at a special board meeting on Friday, Aug. 26. Randy Bevins, an officer with the Ticonderoga Police Department and Rich Rizzo are […]

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Hearing set for suspended officer

The fate of a Granville police officer on administrative leave because of a residency issue will be determined at a disciplinary hearing scheduled at the end of the month. Officer Joe Castle is facing firing for failing to provide documentation showing he has a New York state residency. The meeting is not open to the […]

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Police arrest corrections officer

Whitehall police have charged a corrections officers with five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly approached several teen-age girls and offered them rides in his car and sex. Police said most of the incidents involving Joshua J. Davison, 25, of West Chazy, occurred while he was commuting to work at […]

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Paying Homage to a Hat

By Ray Rose How do we start? Maybe the easiest way. From the beginning. A hat! Most of us have worn a hat. Hats are meant to advertise, to amuse, to inform and suggest someone to ask a question. Hats are worn by rich people, poor people, working class people, farmers, factory workers, and for […]

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Scrawled threat leads to searches, added precautions

Scrawled threat leads to searches, added precautions Granville school officials said a threat written in graffiti on a wall led to additional security measures taken as students arrived to enter the building Friday morning, June 11. (more…)

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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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