Tag Archives: Washington County

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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Tax assistance program in limbo

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 lack of resources. […]

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Whitehall good Samaritan retires

Ruth Scribner

If you are cynical and think there are no Good Samaritans, stop by a fire house or rescue squad. Ruth Scribner, 68, one of Whitehall’s Good Samaritans, is stepping down after years as head of the Skenesborough Emergency Squad. The problem is most of the EMS workers that she has either trained and/or inspired do […]

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Bids coming in for Hartford land parcel

Bids continue to roll in on a daily basis for the 485-plus Eldridge Lane property in Hartford. This time, Town Supervisor Dana Haff is hoping a sale will actually go through. “I’m hoping when everything closes, the county won’t second guess. It needs to go back on the tax rolls and be on ownership other […]

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911 center staff seek help, higher pay

By Jaime Thomas Emergency communicators in Washington County are handling a higher volume of calls with less help. Jack Rogers, a labor relations representative for the county’s 911 communication center, addressed the county board of supervisors at a monthly meeting Friday morning. “Please consider this issue of the lack of employees in this stressful and […]

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County 911 center asks for higher pay, more staff

By Jaime Thomas Emergency communicators in Washington County are handling a higher volume of calls with less help. Jack Rogers, a labor relations representative for the county’s 911 communication center, addressed the county board of supervisors at a monthly meeting Friday morning. “Please consider this issue of the lack of employees in this stressful and […]

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Washington Co. Band to close Whitehall concert series Friday

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All good things must come to an end and the Whitehall Music in the Park Summer Concert Series will host its season finale tomorrow night as the Washington County Concert Band takes the bandstand stage. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and feature the big band sounds of the Washington County Concert Band. Admission […]

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

Former president Jimmy Carter (Credit: The Carter Center)

By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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Whitehall, Granville seek crossover game

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By Dan King After a 10-year hiatus, the Whitehall-Granville football rivalry could make a comeback this year. Whitehall athletic director […]

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