Tag Archives: Dresden

Kitten tossed from truck has new home

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By Krystle S. Morey A Dresden man allegedly threw a kitten out of his pickup truck window on Route 22 in Granville last week and two Granville men driving by him were credited with leading to his arrest on animal cruelty charges. Christopher J. Normile, 21, was arrested last Friday, three days after the incident. […]

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Dresden man sets sights on rattlesnakes

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting Monday night proved uneventful at best, with officials cranking through the agenda in under 10 minutes. However, when supervisor George Gang opened the session to public comments, animal control officer George Ferguson said one word that sparked some debate – rattlesnakes. “Why can’t we have a law […]

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Dresden to county: keep beach open

By Dan King Despite an effort by Washington County to close its beach at Huletts Landing when there is no lifeguard on duty, the Dresden Town Board is working to keep it open year-round. “The county said they’re going to close the beach year-round when there isn’t a lifeguard, but I’ve been working with them […]

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Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

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By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, something officials see as vital to water quality. “We’ve been contracting with DEC on this project for about 10 years now,” said Supervisor George Gang. “We do South Bay, Dresden Station and Ottenburg Ramp, all […]

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Dresden officials seeking info on area vets

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By Dan King For months now, members of the Dresden Town Board have been looking to honor the town’s veterans by upgrading the town’s memorial wall – however they need some more information. Councilman Pat Greenough has been working closely with members of the American Legion Post 83 in Whitehall to compile a list of […]

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Dresden officials eying new policies

By Dan King The Dresden Town Board is hoping to create clearer guidelines for the town’s employees. Town Supervisor George Gang said Monday that he was looking into new policies for town employees regarding drug testing, time cards and town road work. “(The policies) definitely need to be updated,” Gang said. “They’re so general that […]

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Whitehall firemen teach ice rescue to fellow firefighters from Dresden and Huletts

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By Lee Tugas A day after being on “stand-by” at the Whitehall Winter Carnival, and only weeks after assisting Granville firefighters at a tragic North Granville fire, Whitehall firemen were teaching ice rescue out on Lake George. Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, said the rescue training session was simply part of […]

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Dresden makes appointments

The Dresden Town Board made a number of appointments during its annual organizational meeting last month. In addition to his duties as supervisor, George Gang will serve as budget officer, a role his predecessor, Bob Banks also filled. As budget officer, Gang will serve on the Budget Committee as well as the Insurance, Sewer and […]

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Whitehall town and village highway crews take first major snowstorm in stride

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By Lee Tugas A powerful winter storm may have dropped nearly a foot of snow on Warren and Washington counties, but both village and town highway workers reported no major problems. According to the National Weather Service, snowfall total ranged five inches to a foot in Washington and Warren Counties. “It was a good practice […]

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School district approves tax rates

The Whitehall Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tax rates for property owners within the district and nearly everyone can expect to pay a little more on their taxes this year. The tax rate will increase 2.3 percent in Whitehall, 2.2 percent in Dresden and 2.1 percent in Hampton, Fort Ann and Granville. Those increases […]

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Classifieds 01/23/20

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518 Wheels – 01/22/20

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Obituary: Roger T. White

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Middle Granville, NY – Roger Thurman White, age 85, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, […]

State investigating pig

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By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur […]

Freed quashes village hall rumor

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By Matthew Saari John Freed, one of the more vocal critics of the village-town joint purchase of the former TD […]

Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

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By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly […]

Granville school test results mixed

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By PJ Ferguson   While the Granville Central School District boasts high numbers for English Language Arts, Earth Science, Living […]

Ice fishing derbies revving up

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Vermont may be famous for its flowing maple syrup and rolling Green Mountains most of the year, but during the […]

Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 01/17/20

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North Country Freepress – 01/17/20

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