Tag Archives: Washington County

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

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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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County tax levy to increase 2.07 percent

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a 2018 county budget despite objections from several supervisors. The tax levy will be $32,772,397, an increase of $662,827 or 2.07 percent, which Whitehall supervisor George Armstrong pointed out is under the state-imposed tax cap. All 17 town supervisors voted, with 12 in favor and […]

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Bridge repair threatens businesses

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By Krystle S. Morey What started as a facelift for a 130-year-old bridge in North Granville has turned into a “nightmare” for a few business owners. The steel truss-style bridge, which crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville to County Route 12 in Whitehall, was closed Sept. 11 for painting, […]

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Results: Election Day 2017

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Matt Hicks, Thomas Cosey Sr. and Kenneth Quick will keep their seats on the Granville Town Board. The Granville Republicans ran unopposed in the election Tuesday for supervisor and town board members, respectively. A small number of write-in votes was not enough to upset the current roster. Hicks […]

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Halloween Happenings

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By Ellen Ricks   Happy Halloween! Hope you have your costumes all picked out and ready to go because there are so many events to attend. Whether you enjoy a little Halloween fun with your family or prefer to be spooky out of your socks, there’s something for everyone.  NEW YORK Argyle Stiles Haunted House […]

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County adds surcharge to pay-as-you-go phones

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors has enacted a local law that will add a wireless surcharge to non-contract cellular phones, more commonly known as pay-as-you-go phones. Local Law A of 2017 will take effect on Dec. 1 and will supersede Article Six of the County Law of the State of New […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

Facing complaints, village vows to act against ‘eyesores’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Upon driving or walking around the village of Granville, some eyesore properties taint the landscape. […]

Pekar, 18, named town historian

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By Krystle S. Morey There’s a new historian in town, and he’s not your typical historian. Even though Erik Pekar […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 05/11/18

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