Tag Archives: Washington County

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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Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent out by Washington County Board of Supervisors chairman Board Samuel Hall, he outlined the issues that the county faces by welcoming visitors. Essex County issued a similar letter first, […]

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Officials quash martial law rumors

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By Matthew Saari Rumors have been spreading faster than the novel coronavirus in recent days, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 100% reduction of non-essential workers and Policies Assure Uniform Safety Everyone (PAUSE) executive order. Being spread mostly through social media platforms like Facebook, the rumors range from a simple curfew being enacted to the New York-Vermont […]

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Virus strikes here, county mobilizes

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County’s first positive test for the novel coronavirus was confirmed Wednesday morning and the county, which had earlier declared a state of emergency, held an emergency meeting and established an incident management team consisting of departments of public health, public safety, the county attorney, the county administrator, and the chairman of […]

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County marshals response to virus

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson   Washington County officials are working to be “proactive” in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic hitting New York, which has become the state with the highest number of incidences in the nation. While no one has tested positive for the virus in the county yet, there are 2,382 confirmed cases in […]

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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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Obituary: Maxine R. St. Claire

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    Whitehall- Maxine R. St. Claire, a devout catholic, loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, passed through the […]

Obituary: Kenneth Robert Johnson

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After a brave battle with COPD, Kenneth “Ken”, “Kenny” Robert Johnson, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, […]

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

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 […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

Whitehall High School

By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

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