Tag Archives: Dresden NY

Dresden considers reopening town hall

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By Duncan Campbell Four members of the Dresden Town Board discussed the gradual reopening of town and county buildings during a relatively short monthly meeting Monday night. The group met virtually through Zoom. Town Supervisor Paul Ferguson said he is certain that the next board meeting will take place at the town hall. When asked […]

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Ferguson retracts apology

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By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson retracted that statement. The retraction came as the board was winding down its regular business in its first meeting of the New Year Monday night. “I actually have something to say,” Ferguson said. “Marci asked […]

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GPS guides FedEx into ‘rock pile’

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By PJ Ferguson Sometimes we put too much faith in technology. One unfortunate FedEx driver likely wishes he hadn’t listened to the Global Positioning System (GPS) that led him off-road in Clemons in the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 14. During an attempt to deliver a package to Bluff Head Road in Huletts Landing, the driver […]

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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to finish town business in under 20 minutes. Then came the public comment period. “Congratulations on surviving your first year,” said Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, who applauded supervisor Paul Ferguson for […]

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Dresden budget approved after heated hearing

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By Matthew Saari Dresden’s 2019 budget was approved 3-0 on Saturday but only after a very heated public hearing and 20-minute recess. Supervisor Paul Ferguson opened the hearing by providing a summary of the proposed budget. The total budget stood at $1,179,915 including a tax levy of $821,472. This represented a 3.61 percent increase over […]

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Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its 2019 spending plan…all in five days’ time. Supervisor Paul Ferguson unveiled the tentative budget at the town’s monthly meeting Monday night, and for some board members, it was the first time they’d laid eyes on […]

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Dresden resident files request for town’s financials

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By Matthew Saari A Dresden resident has filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the town – her second such request in three month – to see Dresden’s monthly financial statements. Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, brought the request to the board’s attention during its monthly meeting last Monday, […]

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State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members of both the Dresden Volunteer Fire Company and Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department came before the Dresden Town Board last Monday to request incremental increases to their operational budgets for the next three years. First […]

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Dresden supervisor faulted by former supervisor’s wife

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By Matthew Saari   A lively argument broke out at the Dresden Town Board’s July meeting when the wife of former supervisor George Gang accused current supervisor Paul Ferguson of not running the town’s financial practices properly. As Ferguson opened the meeting to public comment, Anda Stippens-Gang took the floor. “It’s six months in now […]

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Obituary: Stephen J. Vladyka

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Whitehall-Stephen Joseph Vladyka, 79, passed peacefully on August 1, 2020, at his home in Whitehall, NY. Mr. Vladyka was preceded […]

Obituary: Laurence E. Andrews

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Granville, NY – Laurence E. Andrews passed away on the family farm at the age of 99, holding hands with […]

Ask Matt – Will there really be new episodes to watch this fall?

Question: With the coronavirus epidemic and social distancing, will there be any new TV episodes this fall? –C Brown Matt […]

Morgan Kohan looks for ‘Love on Harbor Island’

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By Barb Oates Lake homes, romance and rescue dogs. We’re all in on Hallmark Channel’s latest original Love on Harbor […]

Rick’s Picks – ABC’s fall lineup

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By Rick Gables ABC’s primetime fall lineup will include David E. Kelly’s new drama Big Sky, Kari Lizar’s new comedy […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Kirk Douglas, the modern movie antihero

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Intense and hard-charging, Kirk Douglas didn’t just make great movies; he made movies worth watching. By Stephen Whitty, ReMIND Magazine […]

Novel a ‘love letter’ to Granville, Whitehall

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By Jay Mullen As he walked around town at the time of Granville’s 40th High School Reunion two summers ago, […]

Scott signs executive order setting Sept. 8 as school opening day

Governor Phil Scott has signed a directive officially setting Tuesday, Sept. 8 as the universal reopening date for Vermont schools. […]

Whitehall outlines school plans

Whitehall Central School District eyes A/B day schedule.

By Jay Mullen Superintendent Patrick Dee outlined the school district’s plan to reopen this fall in a YouTube video posted […]

Compliance officer hired by village

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By Jay Mullen   After about a year of searching for a replacement, the village of Whitehall finally has its […]

Nuisance law approved by village

A proposed law would give the Whitehall Village Board the authority to remove a structure’s license of occupancy.

By Matthew Saari The Village of Whitehall unanimously approved a nuisance property law after fielding only a few comments at […]

Lakes Region FreePress, July 31, 2020

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