Tag Archives: Washington County

Whitehall food pantry director reports significant progress in food collection

By Lee Tugas In September, when Donna Gorton was appointed the new director of the Whitehall Food Pantry, she said her goal was to seek out new sources of food. She specifically meant a formal connection with the Albany Food Bank. That hasn’t happened yet, but a lot of other food from other sources has […]

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It’s not too late for the flu vaccine

By Jaime Thomas As the height of winter approaches so does the height of flu season. Though officials say the current number of cases is normal for this time of year, it is still pervasive. “Right now it’s considered widespread throughout the state,” said Patty Hunt, director of public health and patient services for Washington […]

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School to host “sexting” assemblies

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Central School District will seek to educate students and parents about the repercussions of “sexting” during a pair of forums next Tuesday. Representatives from the FBI, New York state police, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sexual Trauma and Recovery Services (STAR) and the Whitehall Police Department will speak with […]

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Police collect 500 pounds of food, clothing

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By Lee Tugas Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson was so jubilant that for once he forgot his dislike of photographs. Diving through a bag of clothing,” Dickinson crowed, “The nice people of Whitehall donated more than 500 pounds of food. We filled that police car.” Dickinson’s reference was to his department’s goal to fill a […]

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Putorti’s Market named one of county’s best

By Derek Liebig  Family-run business to be honored by LDC Dec. 6 A local store that has been in business for the better part of the last century will be honored by the Washington County Local Development Corporation and the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce during an awards banquet next week. Putorti’s Broadway Market will […]

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History fair Saturday in Granville

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Historians from throughout Washington County will open exhibits featuring history and unique features of their towns and villages at a history fair this Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held at Granville Elementary School. Topics will include 1800s postal service in the area, transportation […]

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History fair next weekend

By Jaime Thomas Did you know that a few presidents lived in Washington County? How about Susan B. Anthony’s time spent here? Or that the county had a significant role in the Underground Railroad? Those facts and more will be on display at the Washington County Historical Society’s History Fair next Saturday, Oct. 26. School […]

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Bidding ends for Eldridge Lane

By Jaime Thomas After two months of bidding from a number of anonymous parties, the Eldridge Lane landfill property auction in Hartford closed Monday. The final bid for all three came in at a higher-than-expected $400,300. Individually, the three-separate parcels that make up the 485-acre plot added up to $332,700. “I think it’s wonderful. It […]

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Storm causes widespread damage, power outages

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By Jaime Thomas It’s not often a storm causes Gary Seitz to consider taking refuge in his basement, but last Wednesday’s squall had him thinking about it. Not only did two, large 150-foot pine trees fall down in his yard, but the strong wind even made its way into his house on Route 149 in […]

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Tax assistance program in limbo

By Derek Liebig A proposal that would have provided temporary relief from property tax payments is in limbo after a division of the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council declined last week to oversee the program. The advisory board of Community Action Angels said last week it could not assume oversight of the program, citing a […]

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Future uncertain, McHugh to speak at graduation

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By Dan King Despite a whirlwind of rumors Thursday and Friday, high school Principal Kelly McHugh will be allowed to […]

Sixty to graduate Friday night

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By Dan King A group of 60 Whitehall High School seniors will have years of hard work come to a […]

Granville to graduate 87

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By Joshua Bassett For the 87 students graduating from Granville Junior-Senior High School, a journey that began 12 years ago […]

Undersheriff urges grads to ‘make better choices’

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By Dan King With graduation season upon us, Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell is taking the opportunity to educate the […]

Bike path could lead to Whitehall

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By Dan King A topic that is often discussed in Whitehall is how to bring in more tourism, and one […]

School board, students praised

Saying that he has worked with the American Legion for more than 16 years and interviewed many students from Granville […]

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