Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

Sullivan named one of New York’s top cops

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Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy reports that Deputy Robert Sullivan was recently named one of New York’s “top cops,” recognizing excellence in his abilities enforcing drunk driving laws in the state. The award was presented by the New York State Stop-DWI Foundation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee at a […]

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Sheriff seeks donations for kid’s program

The Washington County Sheriff’s office is seeking donations to supports this year’s child safety education program. Jeff Murphy, Washington County sheriff, has sent letters to local businesses, industries and professional leaders seeking financial support. The department is asking for donations to provide child safety materials and services for 30 or more children. The cost of […]

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‘Superstorm’ slides past

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A storm that meteorologists say could be one of the largest to ever hit the East Coast had very little impact locally. While millions of people who live along the eastern seaboard woke up Tuesday morning to downed trees, power outages and flooded homes, residents of the North Country woke up to partially sunny skies. […]

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Sheriff reaches out to town boards, residents

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By Bill Toscano   The last six months have been a period of quick changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Murphy, who took over in January after Roger Leclaire’s 16 years as sheriff, was ready to make his own mark on the office. While many things have not changed, Murphy figures he […]

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Duo pleads guilty to drug charges

A pair of Whitehall residents who were arrested and accused of selling heroin earlier this year, pleaded guilty to felony drug charges last Friday. Nickolous J. Callonnec, 29, and Laura L. Mitchell, both of Mountain Street, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were arrested in February following a lengthy investigation […]

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Sheriff’s emergency team stands ready

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Shortly after becoming the first group to train at the new Warren-Washington County Emergency Services Training Center in Queensbury, members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team put some of their prior training to work. “We went right from there to the search up in Putnam,” team commander Bryn Reynolds said. “We were searching […]

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Log Bay Day busy for local law enforcement

The annual Log Bay Day party on Lake George was a busy one for local law enforcement agencies. On July 30 the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Forest Rangers conducted a road check on Sly Pond Road at the intersection of Daisy Clearing in the town of Fort Ann. The joint […]

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Emergency training center opens

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After more than 40 years of pushing for a local firefighter-training session, Ray Rathbun of Granville found himself standing in front of a crowd of emergency personnel and politicians at the ribbon-cutting of the new Washington County Emergency Services Training Center in Queensbury Friday morning. Of all the words spoken that morning – and there […]

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Felony contempt charge laid

A Granville man was arrested in Whitehall last week after he violated an order of protection. Harold J. Ricketts Sr., 40, of West Main Street, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and second-degree harassment, a violation. Ricketts allegedly physically harassed a person during a domestic dispute at a Chaplin Alley residence. The victim […]

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Fatal car crash in Dresden

An early-morning car crash last Thursday claimed the life of a young Queensbury man. Michael P. Sharkey, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:40 a.m. accident on State Route 22 in Dresden. New York state police said Sharkey was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when he went off the east side of […]

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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]