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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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 […]

Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that […]

Whitehall coach accepted into Hall of Fame

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By Matthew Saari Legendary Whitehall football coach Ambrose Gilligan has been memorialized among the region’s greatest football icons. The Capital […]

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