Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, but a majority of the Washington County Board of Supervisors feels the bill limits the capabilities of law enforcement. Thirteen of the 16 supervisors present at last week’s board meeting voted to send a letter […]

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Whitehall supervisor reconsiders village police presence at school

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By Lee Tugas Initially intrigued by the idea, then skeptical, Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong last week said he had reconsidered his position and was willing to fully explore the idea of permitting village police to intervene at Whitehall Central School in non-emergency matters. Armstrong plans to have a meeting in mid-January with village and town […]

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Haff: Resources should be spent on Heroin eradication, not marijuana

By Derek Liebig At least one local supervisor believes the county is allocating too many resources to the eradication of marijuana. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff said the county should devote more funding to the elimination of heroin and not marijuana. “I’m going to be very politically incorrect, but we need to look at our cannabis […]

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Police agencies pursue warrants

Last week, police in Fair Haven arrested a Whitehall man wanted on a warrant out of Rutland District Court. Earlier in the month, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Dresden man who was a fugitive from justice. But the degree to which local law enforcement agencies are able and willing to pursue warrants differs […]

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Sheriff’s Office pulls up marijuana plants

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Department removed and destroyed several thousand marijuana plants last week. On Aug. 28 and 29, two helicopters from New York State Police Aviation and the Vermont National Guard Counter Drug Aviation assisted ground personnel in locating numerous patches of the drug. Police spent much of their time in Argyle, Kingsbury and […]

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One killed, five injured in Hebron accident

By Jaime Thomas One person was killed and five others were injured in a multi-vehicle car accident on State Route 22 near Dorance Road in Hebron Saturday night. Initial investigation indicated that 44-year-old Ora Roaix, of Granville, was traveling south on State Route 22 when her vehicle, a 2002 Infiniti, crossed into the northbound lane […]

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County passes transport on invasive species

By Derek Liebig 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 […]

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Dresden man arrested after fleeing police

A 22 year-old Dresden man was arrested and subdued by police after a series of incidents Sunday evening. Robert W. Valley of Blue Goose Road was charged with second degree obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, both misdemeanors and disorderly conduct/second degree harassment, a violation. At approximately 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a […]

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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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Two arrested in local shooting

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Two New York City men were arrested Friday in connection with an April 11 armed robbery at the Hampton Hotel that police believe led to a shooting several hours later at the Whitehall Mobile Home Park. Tyshen Matthews, 41, and James Neal, 40, of Brooklyn, are believed to have been part of a group that […]

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

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By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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Whitehall, Granville seek crossover game

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By Dan King After a 10-year hiatus, the Whitehall-Granville football rivalry could make a comeback this year. Whitehall athletic director […]

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