Tag Archives: Vandalism

Town board wants cameras installed

By Dan King The Whitehall Town Park has been plagued recently with vandalism and town officials are ready to address the issue. The Town Board received bids last week to install a camera system at both the town park and the town highway garage. After several bouts of vandalism, Supervisor George Armstrong called for increased […]

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Cameras considered for park vandalism

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By Dan King Whitehall officials are concerned about a perceived rise in vandalism at both the town and village parks. “The amphitheatre is totally being destroyed,” said Village Trustee Marge Mohn, who serves as commissioner of parks and recreation for the village. Mohn said she has seen kids removing stones and bricks from the amphitheatre. […]

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Rail Trail vandalism concerns officials

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By Jaime Thomas Officials are looking to take action after someone vandalized a recently completed section of the rail trail last weekend. John Tanner, the town of Granville’s highway superintendent, said he agrees 100 percent with Supervisor Matt Hick’s desire to find the culprit. “If you let it go and you overlook it, you’re just […]

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Mettawee copes with vandals

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By Jaime Thomas The Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet is using an act of vandalism as a teachable moment. An unknown driver heavily damaged the lawn at the school on Columbus Day weekend. Though officials don’t know the exact date of the vandalism, they believe it happened on Monday, Oct. 8. Principal Brooke DeBonis […]

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Cemetery close; village weighs risk

Village officials have closed the Boardman Street cemetery while they determine the extent to which they are liable for injuries caused by damaged or toppled headstones and monuments. Following last Tuesday’s board meeting, officials asked that the gates to the municipally owned cemetery be closed until their insurance provider assessed the risk to those visiting […]

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Local woman upset about vandalism in cemetery

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                                            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 eyes curfew

New emphasis on old curfew prompted by vandalism      Idle hands, it is said, are the devil’s playthings. Hanging out late at night doesn’t help either when it comes to causing damage to private and public property. Prompted by an increase in the number of vandalism and destructive mischief types of complaints, local officials […]

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Rec Center vandalism causes concern

By Derek Liebig A group of residents expressed concerns about recent vandalism at the Rec Center playground at last Wednesday’s town board meeting. Christina Sumner said she has seen damage to a fence, door and one of the swings over the last several weeks. “There’s been a lot of vandalism at the park recently,” she […]

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Veterans Park theft remains unsolved

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  The fountain in Veterans Park remains without its ornamental pineapple topper as the month of February arrives. “There are no new leads at this point,” Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. said Friday, Jan. 28. A village worker noticed the pineapple missing on the morning of Jan. 15 and reported the theft to police. […]

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Park Fountain vandalized

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 Call Granville Village Police at 642-1414 with any information regarding the vandalism to the Veterans Park fountain. A village worker discovered on Jan. 15 that the fountain in Veterans Park had been vandalized and the pineapple topping it forcibly removed. The football-sized pineapple, which is meant to symbolize welcoming, is made of lead, with copper […]

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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 […]

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