Tag Archives: Washington County

Consolidation plan could save taxpayers $711K, county says

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By Matthew Saari Washington County is rolling out a consolidation plan which anticipates more than $700,000 in savings. County administrator Chris DeBolt made the trip to Whitehall to reveal and explain the plan’s details last Thursday. DeBolt brought with him the 23-page plan, which outlines five distinct plans, their economic impact and background information on […]

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County tax auction nets record sum

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By Matthew Saari Washington County netted $757,450.65 in this year’s tax sale auction – a record sum. “This would be the highest-grossing auction held,” said county treasurer Al Nolette. Comparatively, Washington County netted $305,670 in 2017 and only $152,419.20 in 2016. In more than 10 years the next-highest grossing sale was in 2006 when $473,904.47 […]

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County tackles growing issue of homelessness

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By Darren Marcy   Just because you don’t see homeless people every day doesn’t mean they’re not here. That’s the message from Washington County officials and local human service organizations who gathered for a pair of meetings to launch a project intended to tackle a growing homeless problem in the county. They look into the […]

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Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have formed the Bigfoot Tourism Council of Whitehall to better take advantage of tourist interest. Whether it’s to promote an earnest belief in Sasquatch or just a chance to push a little tourism marketing depends upon […]

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County tax sale July 28

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By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every year the county sends properties to auction which are three years delinquent on paying their respective property taxes. The only way for Washington County property owners to keep their property is to pay their back […]

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County seeks state funding for protection in schools

SPRINGFIELD, VA - JANUARY 18:
Officer Joe Plazio, of the Fairfax County Police Department, stays armed with his service pistol as he patrols the hallways where he is stationed at West Springfield High School on Friday, January 18, 2012, in Springfield, VA.  Fairfax County has taken a variety of approaches to making schools safe.  Each of the high schools and middle schools have a Fairfax County school resource officer, who is an armed sworn officer with the Fairfax County Police.
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By Matthew Saari With many regional schools now looking at adding school resource officers, Washington County is hoping the state will help cover some of the expenses. County supervisors passed a resolution during their April meeting, with only Greenwich supervisor Sara Idleman voting no, calling for state funding of an SRO for every elementary and […]

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Whitehall landmark to be auctioned off

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By Matthew Saari Cook Street Station, formerly Lucia’s Restaurant, formerly the Roma, will be sold to the highest bidder next week. The Washington County Local Development Corporation will host a public auction in the county clerk’s office, located in County Building A, in Fort Edward on Tuesday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m. “We’d really love […]

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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 is set to override the tax cap this year. And it’s only February. Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward. “By adopting these we will now acknowledge […]

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County to buy 3 village properties

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By Krystle S. Morey Washington County will purchase three properties in the village of Granville that officials say will provide land for staging and storage when the Church Street bridge is completely replaced in a couple of years. Construction of the new bridge, which has undergone numerous rehabs in its nearly century-long life, is anticipated […]

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County to recommend Flat Iron demolition

The notorious Flat Iron building prior to Sunday's collapse.

By Matthew Saari Following an inspection earlier this month, Washington County is going to recommend Whitehall’s Flat Iron building be torn down. Mayor Phil Smith met with Steve Smith of county code enforcement on Nov. 2 at which time Steve braved an inspection of the Flat Iron’s basement. “He just wanted to take a look,” […]

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Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

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West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, […]

Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

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Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while […]

North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

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