Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

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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Police agencies will be on the lookout for DWI’s

Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up patrols as they try and crackdown on drinking and driving during the busy holiday season. A number of local departments, including the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, will be participating in Stop-DWI crackdowns, a statewide effort to curb drunk driving. “We will be participating in the the crackdown,” […]

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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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Flat Iron: Village misses grant deadline

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By Matthew Saari A Restore New York grant that could’ve potentially funded the demolition of the blighted Flat Iron building […]

Codie made the team!

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By Matthew Saari It’s official – Whitehall’s Codie Bascue will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. […]

Four years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey A steady flow of new leads and cooperation from witnesses have kept a 4-year-old missing person […]

Armstrong to run for village trustee

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By Matthew Saari “Everything is on the table; nothing is off the table when looking to cut costs.” That’s former […]

Freezing, flood wreak havoc

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey Only in the Northeast can communities have 50-degree weather and torrential rains one day, […]

Weekender – 01/12/18

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North Country Freepress – 01/12/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/12/18

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Northshire Freepress – 01/12/18

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518 Wheels – 01/08/18

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Time to move veterans clock?

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By Krystle S. Morey Hung on Main Street, it has been a topic of discussion and an aesthetic staple in […]

Bascue qualifies for winter olympics

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Codie Bascue, just 23 years old, has clinched a spot on the U.S. four-man Olympic bobsled […]

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