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Whitehall assessor solar power expert

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By Matthew Saari As more and more solar projects crop up in Washington County and across the state, more often than not municipal officials find themselves turning to Whitehall assessor Bruce Caza for answers. Caza has been a town assessor for 19 years but has been involved in property assessment since 1985. As such, over […]

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County needs ‘more time’ to develop plan

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Municipal officials and school administrators in Washington County agreed at a recent meeting that more time would be needed to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s Shared Services mandate. The governor’s original plan, announced with the state budget on May 25, called for village, town and school officials to get together, […]

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Nature Conservancy offers Whitehall village $200K

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith predicts the Flat Iron will fall this winter.

By Matthew Saari Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith announced at the July Village Board meeting that he had received a letter from the Nature Conservancy offering the village $200,000 for “forest carbon credits.” This payment program is a part of the Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands program which began in Pennsylvania in 2011 and has since expanded […]

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Civil War regiment honored by county

Members of the Salem Civil War committee pose with Col. James Rogers, commander of the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors opened their meeting last Friday with a bit of history as members of the Salem Civil War Committee commemorated a historic replica of the flag carried into battle by the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Washington County’s regiment. The flag is a historically accurate replica, […]

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Navy Chief, ‘ a history buff,’ picks Whitehall to retire

Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Brouillard and child

By Matthew Saari The Birthplace of the U.S. Navy has become a suitable career terminus for one US. Navy Chief. On Saturday, July 15 the Skenesborough Museum hosted the retirement ceremony for Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Brouillard, who decided to finish more than two decades of service at the site where his chosen branch […]

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Book sale celebrates 50 years

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By Krystle S. Morey “They line up before we’re open like it’s Black Friday at Walmart. Then, there’s a mad dash.” That’s how Adelle Seamans, assistant librarian, described the Pawlet Public Library’s annual book sale. Bibliophiles of all ages travel from all over Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to peruse the library’s collection […]

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Mayor fills vacant trustee seat

Village trustee Mike LaChapelle

By Matthew Saari A new face sat where former deputy mayor and village trustee Walt Sandford sat at the Whitehall Village Board meeting Tuesday night. The face was new to the board, but not new to the village. Mayor Phil Smith announced that he had appointed Mike LaChapelle to the trustee seat left vacant by […]

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Whitehall principal assesses first year

High school principal Jeff Keller

By Matthew Saari While much of the recent focus on Whitehall Central School has revolved around the newest group of graduates, there was also a graduation of another sort – Jeff Keller finished his first year as principal of the high school. Being a principal isn’t solely about punishing misbehaving children, although there is a […]

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Business-scamming ‘candy man’ hits area in broad scheme

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By Krystle S. Morey An alleged scammer claiming to be collecting coins for a children’s cancer charity placed phony donation jars in businesses in Granville and more than 100 businesses in three states, pocketing “more than $100,000 per year, easily,” State Police said, before two Granville business owners tripped him up. Deran Akullian Jr., of […]

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School board denies claim of hiring bias

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 By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education held a special meeting last Thursday with the intent of adjourning to executive session but before board president Frank Barber Jr. could do so the board came under fire from a district resident who alleged that school administrators were playing favorites when they hired a teacher for […]

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Weekender – 10/13/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/13/17

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North Country Freepress – 10/13/17

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Northshire Freepress – 10/13/17

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518 Wheels – 10/13/17

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Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

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By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will […]

Act 46: Pawlet-Rupert merger committee votes for choice

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By Krystle S. Morey The seven-member committee tasked with merging Pawlet and Rupert school districts under Vermont’s Act 46 voted […]

Braymer monument to get facelift

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By Krystle S. Morey It was during a quiet family hike when Dan Williams realized the poor shape the Braymer […]

Towns crunching budgets

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said it best about budget season: “Every year […]

‘Haunted house’ creepy

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By Matthew Saari The drive up to Skene Manor is normally a pleasant one. The manor and its drive offers […]

Northshire Freepress – 10/06/17

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Weekender – 10/06/17

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