Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

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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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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518 Wheels – 12/14/17

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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers […]

Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron […]

Resident, village battle over sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled […]

Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’

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  By Krystle S. Morey More than 40 slate quarry owners and industry workers turned out at Poultney’s Select Board […]

Kitten-thrower pleads guilty

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By Krystle S. Morey Justice has been served on behalf of a small orange kitten that was thrown out of […]

Northshire Freepress – 12/08/17

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North Country Freepress – 12/08/17

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Weekender – 12/08/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/08/17

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518 Wheels – 12/07/17

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Toys train delivers smiles

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By Matthew Saari Nearly 300 children had their Christmas brightened more than a little Sunday morning when the 2017 Marine […]

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