Tag Archives: Washington County

Church Street bridge work to start next July

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By Matthew Saari A complete replacement of Granville’s Church Street bridge will begin next summer. Engineers from Washington County and McFarland-Johnson Inc., a Saratoga Springs-based engineering consultant, hosted an informational meeting Tuesday night in the Granville Village Hall laying out the proposed plan to replace the nearly 100-year-old bridge spanning the Mettowee River. “This bridge […]

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Village, county investigating ‘deplorable’ living conditions

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By Matthew Saari Granville police, code compliance, animal control and county Child Protective Services are investigating a Quaker Street home under suspicion of “deplorable” living conditions – for humans and cats. Police said two complaints were filed on Friday, Sept. 13 alleging that two residents of 80 Quaker Street, a 28-year-old woman and 48-year-old man, […]

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McGurl’s pay ranks 10th in county

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By Krystle S. Morey   “It is often said the most important role of the Board of Education is to hire its superintendent.” So wrote William L. Sharp and James K. Walter in their book “The School Superintendent: The Profession and the Person.” With job duties that include supervising a school district’s academics, oversight of […]

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Consolidation plan could save taxpayers $711K, county says

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By Matthew Saari Washington County is rolling out a consolidation plan which anticipates more than $700,000 in savings. County administrator Chris DeBolt made the trip to Whitehall to reveal and explain the plan’s details last Thursday. DeBolt brought with him the 23-page plan, which outlines five distinct plans, their economic impact and background information on […]

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County tax auction nets record sum

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By Matthew Saari Washington County netted $757,450.65 in this year’s tax sale auction – a record sum. “This would be the highest-grossing auction held,” said county treasurer Al Nolette. Comparatively, Washington County netted $305,670 in 2017 and only $152,419.20 in 2016. In more than 10 years the next-highest grossing sale was in 2006 when $473,904.47 […]

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County tackles growing issue of homelessness

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By Darren Marcy   Just because you don’t see homeless people every day doesn’t mean they’re not here. That’s the message from Washington County officials and local human service organizations who gathered for a pair of meetings to launch a project intended to tackle a growing homeless problem in the county. They look into the […]

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Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have formed the Bigfoot Tourism Council of Whitehall to better take advantage of tourist interest. Whether it’s to promote an earnest belief in Sasquatch or just a chance to push a little tourism marketing depends upon […]

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County tax sale July 28

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By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every year the county sends properties to auction which are three years delinquent on paying their respective property taxes. The only way for Washington County property owners to keep their property is to pay their back […]

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County seeks state funding for protection in schools

SPRINGFIELD, VA - JANUARY 18:
Officer Joe Plazio, of the Fairfax County Police Department, stays armed with his service pistol as he patrols the hallways where he is stationed at West Springfield High School on Friday, January 18, 2012, in Springfield, VA.  Fairfax County has taken a variety of approaches to making schools safe.  Each of the high schools and middle schools have a Fairfax County school resource officer, who is an armed sworn officer with the Fairfax County Police.
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By Matthew Saari With many regional schools now looking at adding school resource officers, Washington County is hoping the state will help cover some of the expenses. County supervisors passed a resolution during their April meeting, with only Greenwich supervisor Sara Idleman voting no, calling for state funding of an SRO for every elementary and […]

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Whitehall landmark to be auctioned off

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By Matthew Saari Cook Street Station, formerly Lucia’s Restaurant, formerly the Roma, will be sold to the highest bidder next week. The Washington County Local Development Corporation will host a public auction in the county clerk’s office, located in County Building A, in Fort Edward on Tuesday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m. “We’d really love […]

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Williams Street snow dilemma

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By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow […]

School board gives merger go-ahead

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By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact […]

Village hires new attorney

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar […]

Crowd delights in tree-lighting, Grinch

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By Matthew Saari “Christmas is over, Granville!” So shouted the Grinch as he kicked presents and dragged an uprooted Christmas […]

Whitehall rings in the holidays

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By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and […]

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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