Tag Archives: Vandalism

RAMPAGE: ‘Bored,’ two men vandalize school

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By Matthew Saari In a fit of boredom, two young men broke into Whitehall High School and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage during the early morning hours last Wednesday, police said. At 1 a.m. Alan M. Dufresne Jr., 20, and Skye Rice, 16, broke into the high school by smashing the glass […]

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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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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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