Tag Archives: Supervisor

County to state: You will not use our seal

By Derek Liebig Washington County will not permit the state use of its seal on documents related to the enforcement of the New York SAFE Act. The board of supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Friday that denies the state from using the county’s name, seal, letterhead or address on any correspondence related to the SAFE […]

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By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to forge ahead with a plan to construct a new 911 control center, but at least one supervisor expressed outrage over how some of the money would be spent. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff took umbrage with a proposal to spend up to $100,500 on […]

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Supervisor questions proposed cost of desks

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to forge ahead with a plan to construct a new 911 control center, but at least one supervisor expressed outrage over how some of the money would be spent. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff took umbrage with a proposal to spend up to $100,500 on […]

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Supervisors’ salaries vary widely

By Derek Liebig When it comes to supervisors’ salaries, no two are the same. While salaries of the 17 county supervisors are equal at the county level—with exception of the chair, vice chair and budget officer, who make more than their peers—wages at the town level vary significantly from one community to the next. Granville […]

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County names committee chairs, members

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors has announced its committee assignments for 2014 and most remain unchanged since last year. Committee chairs that were in place last year remain in place with a few notable exceptions. Hampton Supervisor David O’Brien will chair the newly created Personnel Committee, which is an offshoot of […]

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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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Supervisors urge state, federal officials to support hemp

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors is hoping to a plant a seed in the minds of state and federal officials that would foster the growth of industrial hemp in the agrarian county. Supervisors on Friday passed a resolution urging state and federal lawmakers to declassify industrial hemp as a controlled substance […]

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Town of Hampton, fire department reaches contact accord

By Derek Liebig After more than a year of contentious debate, the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department has inked a contract with the town of Hampton. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the department signed the one-year $31,903 contract on Dec. 10. They also retroactively agreed to a $27,813 contract for 2013. The department had been operating the […]

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2013 was a noteworthy year in Whitehall and the surrounding area. From drug-fueled shootings to notable retirements and the opening of a new police station, there was no shortage of stories. Below is a recap of the 13 biggest stories of 2013. Drug violence invades Whitehall The community held its collective breath last spring amid […]

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Supervisors urge state, federal officials to support hemp

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors is hoping to a plant a seed in the minds of state and federal officials that would foster the growth of industrial hemp in the agrarian county. Supervisors on Friday passed a resolution urging state and federal lawmakers to declassify industrial hemp as a controlled substance […]

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Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

Pereau and Flynn eye up putts on 13

By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

1977 team

By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

1977 team

By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]