Tag Archives: Washington County

Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

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By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington County, which a study ranks in the lower third among all 62 counties in New York. Those are the findings of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings. The rankings, a collaboration between the […]

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Hampton to join county on savings plan

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton will join Washington County on a regional government efficiency plan. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the town approved a resolution last week that includes Hampton on the county’s plan. County Administrator Kevin Hayes has been visiting local towns and asking them to consider piggybacking on the county’s plan. Hayes […]

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Eldridge Lane property closes

By Jaime Thomas Nearly ending a long dispute between the town of Hartford and Washington County, the closing of the Eldridge Lane landfill property took place Wednesday afternoon. Following years of litigation between the two entities, during which the town sued the county over money it felt it was owed for the county-owned spot, Argyle […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide fate of Whitehall supervisor’s prayer in spring

By Lee Tugas The wording of Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong’s prayer at the start of county supervisor meetings may be pared or scrapped altogether by the U.S. Supreme Court come spring. In fact, the wording of a lot of opening prayers of local government bodies nationwide may be pared or scrapped by the Supreme Court. […]

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Whitehall officials meet with new Washington County economic director

By Lee Tugas Securing private and public monies, and consolidating services, were the two main topics at a recent meeting of Whitehall town and village officials and Laura Oswald, the new economic director for Washington County. Meeting with the new director were town Supervisor George Armstrong and Councilwoman Stephanie Safka; village Mayor Peter Telisky and […]

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Birders may nest but not pay rent in Whitehall Visitor Center

By Lee Tugas A Washington County birding group may nest in the Whitehall Visitor Center, but it’s unlikely they will pay any rent. Supervisor George Armstrong told the town bard that Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area will nest seven days a week in the Canal Corp Visitor Center. But the expectation that the bird […]

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Booth elected president of Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair announced last week the election of R. Harry Booth as 2014 President of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs. Booth’s presidency was confirmed at the NYSAAF annual convention held at the Rochester Convention Center, in January. Booth has served as the Washington County Fair president. In a letter to […]

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Fleeing suspect reports to work next day at ice plant only to be nabbed by village police

By Lee Tugas A strong work ethic was the downfall of a suspect who fled from Police last week. A man who allegedly stabbed another man with a grilling fork and later fled the village police station into the night, nevertheless dutifully reported to his job the next day. And that’s where he was caught. […]

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Former Washington County man finds a calling in the kitchen

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By Derek Liebig Marty Lyons has never done anything but cook and he wouldn’t have it any other way. The former Washington County and Whitehall resident has worked in the restaurant industry since he was in high school and over the years has become a master of his craft. In fact, he has become so […]

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Hartford residents had large amount of drugs and cash

Two Hartford residents were arrested for possessing large amounts of drugs following an investigation last Thursday. Arrested were 32-year-old Peter G. Holcomb Jr. and 23-year-old Amanda I. Northshield after a search warrant was conducted at their residence. The investigation resulted in the seizure of narcotics, weapons and more than $35,000 in cash. Police recovered one […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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