Tag Archives: Hartford

Municipalities close offices to public

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Matthew Saari As COVID-19 cases increase and spread throughout the state, most municipalities are shuttering their doors to the public for the next two weeks. Without exception, villages and towns throughout Washington County have reduced staffing and closed offices during the past week, at least until March 31. In every case, however, personnel remain present […]

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Local schools close amidst virus concerns

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School joined 30 regional school districts Saturday in announcing their closure till mid-April. All 31 superintendents along with attorneys and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES personnel met Saturday to discuss the prospect, brought on by rising concerns over the novel coronavirus 2019 – also known as COVID-19 – pandemic. “To determine the best […]

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Supervisors argue over budget officer

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By Matthew Saari Washington County’s supervisors are at odds over who should be in charge of the county’s $120 million budget. Last week Easton supervisor Dan Shaw was re-elected to the position of county budget officer, despite receiving only seven votes from his fellow supervisors compared to nine for his challenger, Hebron supervisor Brian Campbell. […]

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Argyle highway superintendent killed in collision

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The superintendent of Argyle’s highway department was killed in a two-car collision Tuesday morning. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and EMS personnel were dispatched to the accident at Argyle’s Auction Barn restaurant on State Route 40 at 8:45 a.m. Police said five people were involved in the crash and four suffered injuries while one, Robert […]

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Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new round of measures to keep kids safe. Amidst a time when schools and law enforcement officials must be cognizant of threats including school shootings, given recent incidences in Parkland, Florida and even closer to home […]

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Hartford school seeking generator, land purchase

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District is seeking residents’ approval to purchase a generator and a parcel of land adjacent to its campus. Superintendent Andy Cook said neither purchase will impact residents’ taxes. Hartford Board of Education and administration have spent the last year discussing the two projects and approved a referendum in […]

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Grad ceremonies planned for Friday

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall One phase of life comes to an end on Friday for 47 Railroaders at the same time another phase begins. Whitehall High School will host its 2018 graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. However, school officials did want to make it clear that […]

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Whitehall wins first trap season

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By Matthew Saari Four thousand three hundred fifty targets, 87 participants, 12 schools and one champion. The fledgling Whitehall trap team defeated all comers at the regional Foothills Challenge on Sunday. Twelve teams competed against one another at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club, with only one team walking away champions. “Isn’t that crazy? […]

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Hartford reenactors appear in TV episode

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By Keith Harrington A pair of Hartford High School graduates parlayed their passion for Revolutionary War reenactment and acting into an opportunity to appear in the hit television show “Elementary.” Mary and Mike Skelly, who graduated from Hartford in 1987 and now reside in Salem, are members of the Second Continental Artillery reenactment group which […]

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against the district. The “not specific” threats were found by students on two separate occasions. One was found inscribed on a bathroom stall in the high school after student dismissal May 17. The other was written […]

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Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

Cumberland Farms robbery suspect arrested

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Cumberland Farms armed robbery suspect has found and arrested, police say. Nathan Kupiec, 21, of […]

U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

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By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a […]

Village improves fiscal stress rating

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By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s […]

Obituary: Joan R. Monger

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RUTLAND — Joan R. Monger 87, formally of Fair Haven, passed away on March 15, 2020, at The Pines at […]

Car hits fallen electric pole

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Occupants stay inside for 90 minutes till power shut off By PJ Ferguson A vehicle drove into a fallen electrical […]

Alcohol, dog droppings concern village

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin aired multiple concerns she received from individuals regarding allowing the sale […]

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