Tag Archives: Robert Banks

Gang to challenge Banks for Supervisor

Dresden Supervisor Robert Banks will be challenged for another term by a longtime resident of the community. George Gang, who has lived in Dresden for three-and-a-half decades, will oppose Banks for supervisor in this fall’s election. Gang received the Democratic nomination during that party’s caucus on Aug. 6. A part-time tax preparer for H&R Block, […]

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Comptroller’s office critical of Dresden’s book keeping

Dresden’s financial records are so haphazard that that there is no way to accurately determine the town’s fiscal condition, according to an audit released earlier this month by the state Comptroller’s Office. The review of the town’s finances from 2010 to March of 2012 found that the town’s records are incomplete and there is no […]

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Board takes first step on transfer stations

A routine procedural vote did more than start the process of possibly eliminating the five Washington County solid waste transfer stations Friday morning. It effectively laid out the opposing sides in what has been a contentious discussion in the past. The resolution to retain an attorney and spend about $3,000 to develop a request for […]

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Charges against Banks to be dropped

The Warren County District Attorney’s office will seek the dismissal of a driving while intoxicated charge against Dresden Supervisor Robert Banks after a second blood alcohol test showed that he had no alcohol or drugs in his system when he crashed a car into a home late last year. Banks was charged with misdemeanor DWI […]

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Dresden Supervisor charged with DWI after crash

Dresden Town Supervisor Robert Banks has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident last week in the village of Whitehall. Banks, 63, of Dresden was arrested Tuesday afternoon under suspicion he had been drinking when he crashed his car. According to police, at approximately 9:41 p.m. on […]

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No surprises in Dresden elections

The town wide elections in Dresden offer little intrigue this year as the six incumbent candidates running for reelection do so unopposed. The Dresden democratic party failed to nominate any candidates during their caucus earlier this season so everyone of the Republican incumbents in this year’s election are poised to return to their positions. It’s […]

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No Democrats on ballots in Dresden, Hampton

The Republican parties in both Dresden and Hampton will run unopposed this fall after the Democratic parties in both towns failed to put forth any candidates during last weeks primaries. The Hampton Democratic Committee met on Monday, Aug. 15 and was unable to nominate any candidates for this fall’s town wide election. “No one came, […]

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Republican field set in Dresden

By Derek Liebig   The Republican field for this fall’s town-wide election inDresdenhas been set. The Dresden Republican Committee met July 6 and chose six candidates they hope will win election this fall. Incumbent supervisor Robert Banks will seek reelection to a two year term. John Barber Jr. and Allen Wilbur will run for four […]

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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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Canidates set for vote

In Whitehall, there is no one named “unopposed” on the ballot. In every race for the 2009 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, every seat up for grabs in the town of Whitehall has at least two people running for the position, starting at the top administrator’s job.       (more…)

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

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