Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

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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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

Ariel Ayers demonstrates what she would do to a would be attacker.

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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Other districts may add armed security officers such as Granville has

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Central School is the sole district of the 22 in Washington County […]

Local fans cheer on Bascue and family

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By Matthew Saari Winter break may be in session but there were plenty of cars in the parking lot of […]

Haff: Washington County will override tax cap

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By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors […]

Assistant principal job cut just months after it began

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By Krystle S. Morey Just months after establishing the role, the Granville Central School District has decided to eliminate its […]

Stewart’s plan OK’d – with conditions

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Planning Board gave Stewart’s Shops the go-ahead Monday to build a new 3,600-square-foot store […]

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