Tag Archives: Town of Dresden

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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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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Towns rally behind Codie

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By Matthew Saari Town officials from Dresden and Whitehall want to ensure that the occupants of 10,000 vehicles traveling Route 4 know where Olympian Codie Bascue calls home. Just south of the village of Whitehall two banners have been hung, both wishing Bascue good fortune and declaring Whitehall and Dresden the official hometowns of the […]

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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 you are trying to sharpen your pencil to try to target the number as best you can. A lot of them are still a bit of a moving target, but in general, it’s pretty straight […]

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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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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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