Tag Archives: Washington County Board

County creates position with jobs on mind

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted last week to approve the creation of an Economic Development Coordinator, but there was debate as to whether the position would benefit the county’s economy. “This is big government getting bigger,” William “Beaver” Watkins, Cambridge Supervisor said. “What the impact?” Supervisors also approved the creation […]

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Supervisors approve invasive species bill

The Washington County Board of Supervisors finally reached a consensus Friday on an aquatic invasive species bill, passing a law that bans the transport and spread of non-native aquatic species. The law is a modified version of a bill that had twice been rejected by supervisors, once by the full board and a second time […]

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Board of Ed. recognizes top students

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The Whitehall Board of Education took a few moments to honor the district’s top students during Monday’s monthly meeting. Board president Virginia Rivette presented salutatorian Jordan Eggleston with two certificates of achievement—one from the district and one from the Washington County Board of Supervisors. During his time in high school, Eggleston compiled a 94.9 grade […]

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150 Plus enjoy senior awards luncheon in Greenwich

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By Jaime Thomas More than 150 seniors gathered together in Greenwich Friday afternoon to celebrate each other and their age. Senior groups from all of the towns in Washington County went to Christ the King Spiritual Life Center for their annual Senior of the Year awards. This year’s theme was “unleash the power of age,” […]

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Town and county settle issue

By Jaime Thomas The town of Hartford and Washington County have finally come to an agreement regarding the Eldridge Lane landfill property. The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to approve the settlement, in order to avoid a court hearing. After some counter proposing from both ends, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff said the two […]

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Washington County hires new personnel director

The Washington County Board of Supervisors replaced its personnel director Friday with her former predecessor. The board appointed Margaret Wright to serve as the county’s new head of personnel when current director, Barb Winchell’s term expires at the end of the month. Although the board has actively been searching for a new personnel director, the […]

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Washington County reaches agreement with regulating district

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement Friday with the Hudson River Black River Regulating District, potentially putting an end to a four-year legal battle. Supervisors agreed to make $299,833 in back payments and $138,238 per year through 2018. The settlement received the unanimous support of the board. In 2009, the regulating district […]

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County Supervisors express oppposition to Safe Act

For the second time in as many months, the Washington County Board of Supervisors expressed its opposition to the state’s recent crackdown on guns. The board overwhelming approved a largely symbolic resolution Friday opposing the NY Safe Act and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s use of a “message of necessity.” The resolution, which was passed by a […]

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Realtors see home sales improving

The housing market in Granville and throughout Washington County is gradually beginning to look up. “Overall, I would definitely say the market is getting better; it’s improving slowly,” said Daniel Campbell, owner of DC Realty. An indicator that the real estate market is up is when the inventory of houses is down, because that means […]

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Haff out, Armstrong in as county chaplain

Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff was replaced last week as chaplain of the Washington County Board of Supervisors amid a disagreement with Chairman John Rymph regarding how the embattled supervisor’s prayers would be structured. Rymph appointed Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong as the county’s new spiritual advisor during the board’s organizational meeting last Wednesday. Haff, who had […]

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Obituary: Robert S. Banks

Dresden-Robert S. Banks, 71, of Blue Goose passed away unexpectedly, after a long illness. Bob was born in the Bronx, […]

North Country Freepress – 12/06/19

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/06/19

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Lakes Classifieds – 12/06/19

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Obituary: Stanley M. Fifield

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Granville, N.Y.  –  Stanley M. Fifield, 80, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center in […]

Classifieds 12/05/19

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518 Wheels – 12/05/19

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Budget Inn for sale

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By PJ Ferguson Often a site of controversy, the Budget Inn on Route 4 in Whitehall is officially for sale. […]

Village, town to bid jointly on TD Bank

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By Matthew Saari There may be a joint village-town municipal center on the horizon for Granville. Town and village officials […]

Waste-to-energy questions abound

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall village officials and residents are seeking answers to several questions about the proposed waste-to-energy plant before […]

Tree lighting Friday

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By Matthew Saari Granville will be overtaken with holiday cheer Friday as the annual tree-lighting ceremony, holiday parade, Festival of […]

Toys for Tots brings holiday cheer

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By PJ Ferguson “For a small community we can pull off something big for the kids,” said Danielle Jones, a […]

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