Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

Sheriff’s department hosting open house event

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will open its doors to the public this Saturday. The department will host its first-ever Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at its Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward. Members of the department will have a number of informational displays and will highlight the […]

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Macura named legionnaire of the year

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Justin Macura, a 2006 graduate of Granville High School who served in combat in Afghanistan, has received the Legionnaire Award for outstanding service to the American Legion. He received his American Legion eligibility through his service with the Vermont National Guard, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan with “C” Troop of the 1/172 Cavalry.  He […]

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Investigators arrest two for arson, 11 left temporarily homeless

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By Jaime Thomas Police arrested two Saratoga County men for intentionally starting a fire at an apartment building at 44 Mettowee Street in Granville early Monday morning. Both 44-year-old Stephen J. Gyarmathy and 57-year-old Joseph L. Guerrier, of Porter Corners, were charged with second-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment for their act, which left at […]

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Sheriff’s Department to have office in Hampton

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department plans to open a station in Hampton later this year. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the sheriff’s office will occupy a small office in the town hall and will use the space to meet with local residents and perform other administrative tasks while officers are on patrol in the area. He […]

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Sheriff’s dept. run “active shooter” drill at school

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A man in a red shirt carrying a rifle and a concealed handgun walked through the doors of Whitehall Elementary School on Monday and took Dorothy Hart’s fourth grade class hostage. A standoff with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Emergency Response Team ensued and after several tense moments the gunman was shot and a […]

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Brawl at the Forum

By Jaime Thomas A brawl involving 50-75 people erupted at the Forum Restaurant early Sunday morning following a St. Patrick’s Day event the bar was hosting. At 3:25 a.m., Granville police responded to a call about a large disturbance at the Forum and were surprised to find 50 to 75 people fighting outside in the […]

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Sheriff’s Departments teaches students self defense

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A group of two dozen young women at Whitehall High School received a lesson last Friday in empowerment and self defense. The students, all seniors, took a break from their normal routine to participate in a Rape Aggression Defense course (R.A.D. for short) offered by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. The program was the first […]

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Woman charged with welfare fraud

A local woman was charged with welfare fraud last week after she allegedly received more than $1,000 in benefits to which she was not entitled. Charlene Bessette, 44, of Whitehall, was charged on March 5 with fourth degree grand larceny, a felony, following an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington County […]

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Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry

Last week’s column on the new gun laws coming down the pike stirred up a lot of phone calls over the weekend. I couldn’t cover all of the laws and questions that were asked that night. For the best information on all of the new laws, contact Sheriff Jeff Murphy or the Washington County Sheriff’s […]

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Town of Hampton exploring ways to save on energy costs

The Town of Hampton is exploring ways it can save money on its energy costs. The board approved a motion to purchase two programmable thermostats for the newly constructed town hall and is exploring the possibility of purchasing an exterior wood furnace that would be used to heat the town highway garage. “It’s just an […]

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Probe supports Torres’ firing

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By Krystle S. Morey An investigation by the Granville Central School District that led to the firing of varsity football […]

Granville begins superintendent search

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has started its search for a new superintendent as the district’s […]

Whitehall Fire Co. seeks new contract

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By Dan King Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a three-year fire protection contract that would increase its budget […]

Chief eyes expansion of shared police services

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey It’s been a year since the Granville and Whitehall police departments have shared […]

Car Show draws hundreds

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By Krystle S. Morey Ward Woodruff remembers Sunday drives as a kid with his father in their family’s ‘67 Dodge […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

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