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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North Country Freepress – 08/17/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/17/18

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518 Wheels – 08/16/18

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Helping hands extended; Manchester Wood mum

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By Krystle S. Morey   After hearing the news of Manchester Wood’s impending closing, local officials extended helping hands to […]

Granville Hooks absorbed by Engine Co.

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Hook & Ladder Company is no more. As of last Thursday, the 115-year-old volunteer fire […]

Local mayors discuss cost-savings measures

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By Matthew Saari The ever-increasing costs of government have local officials putting their heads together in an effort to save […]

Elizabeth Street still unpaved 9 months later

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By Matthew Saari When will Elizabeth Street be paved? That’s the question on the minds of many Whitehall village residents. […]

County Fair starts Monday

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By Matthew Saari Holy smokes! It’s fair time! One of the most popular county fairs is just a stone’s throw […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/10/18

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North Country Freepress – 08/10/18

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518 Wheels – 08/09/18

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would […]

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