Tag Archives: Washington County Board

County creates position with jobs on mind

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted last week to approve the creation of an Economic Development Coordinator, but there was debate as to whether the position would benefit the county’s economy. “This is big government getting bigger,” William “Beaver” Watkins, Cambridge Supervisor said. “What the impact?” Supervisors also approved the creation […]

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Supervisors approve invasive species bill

The Washington County Board of Supervisors finally reached a consensus Friday on an aquatic invasive species bill, passing a law that bans the transport and spread of non-native aquatic species. The law is a modified version of a bill that had twice been rejected by supervisors, once by the full board and a second time […]

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Board of Ed. recognizes top students

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The Whitehall Board of Education took a few moments to honor the district’s top students during Monday’s monthly meeting. Board president Virginia Rivette presented salutatorian Jordan Eggleston with two certificates of achievement—one from the district and one from the Washington County Board of Supervisors. During his time in high school, Eggleston compiled a 94.9 grade […]

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150 Plus enjoy senior awards luncheon in Greenwich

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By Jaime Thomas More than 150 seniors gathered together in Greenwich Friday afternoon to celebrate each other and their age. Senior groups from all of the towns in Washington County went to Christ the King Spiritual Life Center for their annual Senior of the Year awards. This year’s theme was “unleash the power of age,” […]

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Town and county settle issue

By Jaime Thomas The town of Hartford and Washington County have finally come to an agreement regarding the Eldridge Lane landfill property. The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to approve the settlement, in order to avoid a court hearing. After some counter proposing from both ends, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff said the two […]

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Washington County hires new personnel director

The Washington County Board of Supervisors replaced its personnel director Friday with her former predecessor. The board appointed Margaret Wright to serve as the county’s new head of personnel when current director, Barb Winchell’s term expires at the end of the month. Although the board has actively been searching for a new personnel director, the […]

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Washington County reaches agreement with regulating district

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement Friday with the Hudson River Black River Regulating District, potentially putting an end to a four-year legal battle. Supervisors agreed to make $299,833 in back payments and $138,238 per year through 2018. The settlement received the unanimous support of the board. In 2009, the regulating district […]

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County Supervisors express oppposition to Safe Act

For the second time in as many months, the Washington County Board of Supervisors expressed its opposition to the state’s recent crackdown on guns. The board overwhelming approved a largely symbolic resolution Friday opposing the NY Safe Act and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s use of a “message of necessity.” The resolution, which was passed by a […]

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Realtors see home sales improving

The housing market in Granville and throughout Washington County is gradually beginning to look up. “Overall, I would definitely say the market is getting better; it’s improving slowly,” said Daniel Campbell, owner of DC Realty. An indicator that the real estate market is up is when the inventory of houses is down, because that means […]

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Haff out, Armstrong in as county chaplain

Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff was replaced last week as chaplain of the Washington County Board of Supervisors amid a disagreement with Chairman John Rymph regarding how the embattled supervisor’s prayers would be structured. Rymph appointed Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong as the county’s new spiritual advisor during the board’s organizational meeting last Wednesday. Haff, who had […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency […]

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