Tag Archives: Putnam

Republicans tab Lindsay as county chair

By Derek Liebig Kingsbury Supervisor Jim Lindsay is the new chairman of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. Putnam Supervisor John LaPointe nominated Lindsay during last Thursday’s annual organizational meeting and he received the unanimous support of those supervisors who braved the weather and were in attendance. Lindsay, who thanked his fellow supervisors for their […]

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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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Busier, but fairly typical year for Dresden FD

Other than a heavier call volume, the past year has been pretty normal for the Dresden Volunteer Fire Department. “It’s been busier. We’ve seen a few more car accidents and a few more fires than normal but it’s been a fairly typical year,” said department president, Alan Bascue. The volunteer department provides fire protection and […]

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Benefit spaghetti dinner Saturday

A local snowmobile club will host their most popular annual fundraising event this Saturday. The Northern Washington County Trailblazers will host a Spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Putnam Firehouse on state Route 22. The meal will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. The cost is […]

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Local woman upset about vandalism in cemetery

                                            Marcy Gordon is concerned about the state of the Boardman Street Cemetery. When she visited the cemetery recently she was aghast at the site of toppled gravestones she believes were standing upright earlier […]

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Village to create website

By Derek Liebig Have you ever wondered what happened at the last village board meeting or wanted to get a hold of Mayor Telisky? Or maybe you wanted to know more about what’s going on in Whitehall? Soon, you will be able to find all that information and more in a centralized location without leaving […]

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Snowmobilers’ Spaghetti dinner Feb. 5

The Northern Washington County Trail Riders snowmobile club will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Putnam Firehouse. Dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, a roll and dessert and will cost $9 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. There will also be a 50-50 raffle, […]

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Supervisors slash DPW position

 The Washington County Board of Supervisors has eliminated one position from the Department of Public Works while re-establishing funding to Cornell Cooperative Extension.   In two successive resolutions, the board voted Friday to eliminate the position of the public works manager/deputy superintendent of public works (Resolution 330) and reinstate funding to Cornell Cooperative Extension and […]

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Alice S. Foster, 89

Alice S. Foster, 89, of Goldy Road, Clemons-Huletts, died peacefully in her sleep on April 18, 2009 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, after a short illness. Born on September 7, 1919 in Putnam on the Schwerdtfeger family farm, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Ethel (Powers) Schwerdtfeger . Her love […]

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Social host law seeks to battle underage drinking

County sets hearing for public input on underage measure The Washington County Board of Supervisors agreed to hear input from the public on a proposed social host law, setting an April 17 date for residents to offer comment.  

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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 […]