Tag Archives: Washington County

Supervisors change county budget officer

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

By PJ Ferguson This morning’s special Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting was wrapped in under 10 minutes, however, with almost no discussion, a new budget officer was appointed. Hebron supervisor Brian Campbell will succeed Easton Supervisor Dan Shaw, effective immediately. Campbell previously served as budget officer for eight years before Shaw was appointed to […]

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County ends workers’ hazard pay

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

By PJ Ferguson After a long, heated debate, Washington County’ has ended its hazard pay policy providing time-and-a- half compensation for all hourly employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hazard pay resolution was adopted by the county board of supervisors on March 18 and soon after that it was believed that the Federal Emergency Management […]

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County’s beaches will open while supervisors debate

The beach at Huletts Landing.

By PJ Ferguson The Washington County beaches at Huletts Landing and Lake Lauderdale will open Memorial Day weekend at 50 percent staffing. After the government operation committee voted 4-3 on Tuesday to close the beaches for the summer by fencing them off and not allowing reservations of the pavilion in Huletts, the board of supervisors […]

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County beaches may not open this year

The beach at Huletts Landing.

By PJ Ferguson The Washington County Beach in Huletts Landing may be closed for the summer. County administrator Chris Debolt suggested the move, adding that not hiring park staff would save the county $90,000 in the general fund. The supervisors on the government operations committee voted 4-3 for the closure. The pavilion and beach would […]

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No FEMA funds for hazard pay, county learns

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

  By PJ Ferguson The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will not be reimbursing Washington County’s hazard pay for its employees, as previously reported. County Treasurer Al Nolette delivered the news to audible gasps from some in attendance at the public works committee meeting via Zoom on Wednesday. “FEMA is not going to cover the […]

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DPW reopening eyed, FEMA to fund hazard pay for county workers

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

By PJ Ferguson Hazard pay for Washington County employees working through the COVID-19 pandemic will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, according to County Administrator Chris Debolt. The county approved paying their essential employees time and a half on March 18 in the departments of public health, public safety, and the […]

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County COVID cases on the rise

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By PJ Ferguson   The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington County has risen exponentially over the past several days. On Saturday, the number of positive cases rose by 22, surpassing the 100-cases milestone. The number rose again on Sunday by another 20 cases, leaving the county with 117 confirmed, after several cases were […]

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County leaders disagree on reaction to COVID-19

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By PJ Ferguson There is some disagreement on how to proceed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the county level. During the Washington County Board of Supervisors teleconference meeting on Friday, several supervisors and officials offered their views on how the county has been addressing the situation in regard to making decisions, holding meetings […]

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Health center to close temporarily

Whitehall Health Center

By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Health Center will be temporarily closed, as per an order from parent branch Glens Falls Hospital, effective Tuesday, April 14. While the closure is temporary, Glens Falls Hospital vice president of hospital and community engagement Ray Agnew would not reveal when the branch plans to reopen. “Putting a time frame […]

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County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris Debolt revealing that the Governor’s orders regarding non-essential businesses and workers is likely to be extended through Memorial Day. Debolt spoke to the county board of supervisors during an emergency meeting held via teleconference on […]

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Obituary: Rose M. Gordon

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WHITEHALL –Rose M. Gordon (“Rosie”) went into the arms of the lord unexpectedly on July 11, 2020 at the Wesley […]

Obituary: Donald Herman Herbst

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Whitehall-Donald Herman Herbst, 81, of Champlain Ave., passed away peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a valiant fight with […]

North Country FreePress – July 10, 2020

Man shot after hitting cop with car

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Two Rutland, Vermont men were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a shootout and chase with police. Just after midnight […]

Lakes Region FreePress – July 10, 2020

Obituary: Jason C. Thomas

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Jason C. Thomas, 44, of Willow Spring, NC (formerly of Granville, NY) passed away peacefully with family by his side […]

Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police

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Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds

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By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

Whitehall Times 7.9.20

Granville Sentinel 7.9.20

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