Tag Archives: Putnam

Power project may ease taxes in local towns

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By Matthew Saari A monumental clean-energy project may shift some of the tax burden from Washington County taxpayers. Details about the Champlain Hudson Power Express, including routing and impact upon the local area, were presented at a Putnam town meeting last Thursday by Josh Bagnato, vice president of project development for Transmission Developers Inc., the […]

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Republicans tab Lindsay as county chair

By Derek Liebig Kingsbury Supervisor Jim Lindsay is the new chairman of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. Putnam Supervisor John LaPointe nominated Lindsay during last Thursday’s annual organizational meeting and he received the unanimous support of those supervisors who braved the weather and were in attendance. Lindsay, who thanked his fellow supervisors for their […]

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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the state, none were classified as stressed on a new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System developed by the state Comptroller’s Office. The Town of Hampton received […]

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Busier, but fairly typical year for Dresden FD

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Other than a heavier call volume, the past year has been pretty normal for the Dresden Volunteer Fire Department. “It’s been busier. We’ve seen a few more car accidents and a few more fires than normal but it’s been a fairly typical year,” said department president, Alan Bascue. The volunteer department provides fire protection and […]

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Benefit spaghetti dinner Saturday

A local snowmobile club will host their most popular annual fundraising event this Saturday. The Northern Washington County Trailblazers will host a Spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Putnam Firehouse on state Route 22. The meal will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. The cost is […]

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Local woman upset about vandalism in cemetery

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                                            Marcy Gordon is concerned about the state of the Boardman Street Cemetery. When she visited the cemetery recently she was aghast at the site of toppled gravestones she believes were standing upright earlier […]

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Village to create website

By Derek Liebig Have you ever wondered what happened at the last village board meeting or wanted to get a hold of Mayor Telisky? Or maybe you wanted to know more about what’s going on in Whitehall? Soon, you will be able to find all that information and more in a centralized location without leaving […]

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Snowmobilers’ Spaghetti dinner Feb. 5

The Northern Washington County Trail Riders snowmobile club will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Putnam Firehouse. Dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, a roll and dessert and will cost $9 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. There will also be a 50-50 raffle, […]

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Supervisors slash DPW position

 The Washington County Board of Supervisors has eliminated one position from the Department of Public Works while re-establishing funding to Cornell Cooperative Extension.   In two successive resolutions, the board voted Friday to eliminate the position of the public works manager/deputy superintendent of public works (Resolution 330) and reinstate funding to Cornell Cooperative Extension and […]

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Alice S. Foster, 89

Alice S. Foster, 89, of Goldy Road, Clemons-Huletts, died peacefully in her sleep on April 18, 2009 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, after a short illness. Born on September 7, 1919 in Putnam on the Schwerdtfeger family farm, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Ethel (Powers) Schwerdtfeger . Her love […]

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Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

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By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

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By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

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Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

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Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]

Rick’s Picks: Country at Heart

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By Rick Gables Country at Heart, starring Jessy Schram, Niall Matter and Lucas Bryant, is a new, original movie premiering […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Lost in TV space

UNDATED, FILE PHOTO:  (FILE PHOTO)  Actors Bill Mumy (L) and Jonathan Harris (R) are seen in a television still in 1966. The 87 year-old Harris, who portrayed Dr. Zachary Smith in the television sci-fi show "Lost In Space", died November 3, 2002 of a blood clot in his heart. He was reportedly receiving therapy for a chronic back problem in a Los Angeles hospital when he died.  (Photo by Getty Images)

A flashback to our favorite sci-fi series of the ’60s By Robert Edelstein, ReMIND Magazine In 1966, the U.S. was […]

Town denies graduation in park

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By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for […]

Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

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By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which […]

Obituary: Thomas A. Chaplin

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Whitehall- Thomas A. Chaplin, 82, formerly of Saunders St, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Slate Valley Center […]

Parade salutes injured fireman

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall is a community that always rises to the occasion when it comes to coming together […]

Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

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Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on […]

Obituary: Lorraine Rose Prevost

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Granville, NY – Lorraine Rose Prevost passed away at her home early Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was surrounded by […]

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