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Drive sober July 4 or get pulled over

Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but too often alcohol turns the party into a tragedy, making this iconic holiday one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads.   That’s why this Fourth of July Washington County is stepping up police presence […]

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Brawl at the Forum

By Jaime Thomas A brawl involving 50-75 people erupted at the Forum Restaurant early Sunday morning following a St. Patrick’s Day event the bar was hosting. At 3:25 a.m., Granville police responded to a call about a large disturbance at the Forum and were surprised to find 50 to 75 people fighting outside in the […]

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Washington County hires new personnel director

The Washington County Board of Supervisors replaced its personnel director Friday with her former predecessor. The board appointed Margaret Wright to serve as the county’s new head of personnel when current director, Barb Winchell’s term expires at the end of the month. Although the board has actively been searching for a new personnel director, the […]

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Police agencies will be on the lookout for DWI’s

Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up patrols as they try and crackdown on drinking and driving during the busy holiday season. A number of local departments, including the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, will be participating in Stop-DWI crackdowns, a statewide effort to curb drunk driving. “We will be participating in the the crackdown,” […]

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Source of fuel leak in canal determined

The village has identified the source of a petroleum leak that was detected in the Champlain Canal last week. Mayor Peter Telisky said the leak was traced back to an apartment building at 120 Broadway, near the intersection of Gilmore Street. He said a broken pipe on a fuel tank appears to be the cause […]

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Several local arrests in marijuana busts

Four local residents were among those arrested during a two-week long sweep of marijuana fields in Washington County. John Winchell, the undersheriff for Washington County said a total of 8,000 plants were seized in towns throughout the county. The operation, which included state police helicopters, was performed by the Washington County Drug Task Force, which […]

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Sheriff reaches out to town boards, residents

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By Bill Toscano   The last six months have been a period of quick changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Murphy, who took over in January after Roger Leclaire’s 16 years as sheriff, was ready to make his own mark on the office. While many things have not changed, Murphy figures he […]

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Village officials planning to ‘let sleeping bear lie’

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Long winter’s nap for Granville’s trouble bear?      What do game management officials suggest Granville official do now they it’s been a week since a black bear was seen several times in the village? Nothing. Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. Said Dec. 22 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has no plans […]

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Little Impact from opening of new bridge

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By Derek Liebig   Last month, theLake ChamplainBridge, commonly known as theCrown PointBridgelocally, opened to the public for the first time in two years. While the opening was a momentous occasion for the communities near the bridge it has had little impact in Whitehall, business owners say. When the bridge closed in Oct. of 2009, […]

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Flood repairs may require permits

Property owners who are planning to make repairs to their properties as a result of this spring’s flooding may need to acquire permits before undertaking any work. Individuals whose shoreline, riverbank or stream bank properties were damaged by flooding may need to acquire permits or authorization from the Department of Environmental Conservation before engaging in […]

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Rivals speak on sports’ success

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By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

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By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule

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By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]