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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Classifieds 07/29/15

Rain stops, the park rocks

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By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

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By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

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By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

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By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project […]

Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, […]

Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a […]

Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

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By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow […]

Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its […]

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