Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

Sullivan named one of New York’s top cops

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

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

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

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

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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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]