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Sheriff’s Office pulls up marijuana plants


The Washington County Sheriff’s Department removed and destroyed several thousand marijuana plants last week. On Aug. 28 and 29, two helicopters from New York State Police Aviation and the Vermont National Guard Counter Drug Aviation assisted ground personnel in locating numerous patches of the drug. Police spent much of their time in Argyle, Kingsbury and […]

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One killed, five injured in Hebron accident

By Jaime Thomas One person was killed and five others were injured in a multi-vehicle car accident on State Route 22 near Dorance Road in Hebron Saturday night. Initial investigation indicated that 44-year-old Ora Roaix, of Granville, was traveling south on State Route 22 when her vehicle, a 2002 Infiniti, crossed into the northbound lane […]

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County passes transport on invasive species

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors finally reached a consensus Friday on an aquatic invasive species bill, passing a law that bans the transport and spread of non-native aquatic species. The law is a modified version of a bill that had twice been rejected by supervisors, once by the full board and […]

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Dresden man arrested after fleeing police

A 22 year-old Dresden man was arrested and subdued by police after a series of incidents Sunday evening. Robert W. Valley of Blue Goose Road was charged with second degree obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, both misdemeanors and disorderly conduct/second degree harassment, a violation. At approximately 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a […]

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Police search for man presumed drowned

A local man was swept away by high waters while he was swimming with his family Saturday afternoon and is believe to have drowned. According to police, Richard Kelley, 39, of Whitehall, jumped off a rock into the water off of Upper Turnpike Road and never resurfaced. New York State Police said Tuesday they believe […]

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Granville man charged with manslaughter

A Granville man was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter after he caused a two-car fatal accident Sunday afternoon. Marcus R. Young, 24, was traveling west on State Route 67 at the intersection of Division Street in the town of Charlton, when he crossed the center of the roadway  into the eastbound lane, and struck an […]

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Snow storm causes no problems locally


Whitehall emerged unscathed from the first significant snowfall of the season. Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson said there were no significant issues in the village and the New York State Police didn’t report any car accidents during the storm, which began on Wednesday night and didn’t end until early Thursday evening. The storm was the […]

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Man charged with having relations with underage girl

A local man was arrested last month after he was accused of having sex with a 13 year old girl. Brandon M. Bakerian, 30 of Whitehall, was charged with second degree rape, a felony, following an investigation by the Whitehall Police Department and the New York State Police. Bakerian is accused of having sex with […]

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Local murderer dies in prison

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A local man who was serving a life sentence in a state prison for the murder of his 2-year-old son died on Sunday. David J. Pope Sr. 67, was pronounced dead at Westchester County Medical Center at on Oct. 7. A spokesperson with the New York State Department of Corrections said Pope was transported to […]

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Fatal car crash in Dresden

An early-morning car crash last Thursday claimed the life of a young Queensbury man. Michael P. Sharkey, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:40 a.m. accident on State Route 22 in Dresden. New York state police said Sharkey was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when he went off the east side of […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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