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.

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]