Washington County eyes more lenient fireworks law

By Derek Liebig The skies over Washington County could be a little brighter this Independence Day. Washington County is considering a law that excludes certain items from the dangerous fireworks…

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New York State purchases 3,200 acres in Whitehall

New York State finalized last week the purchase of 9,300 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands in the Adirondacks, including more than 3,200 acres in Whitehall. The acquisition of…

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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…

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School board cuts six positions; academic programs preserved

Facing a shortfall of more than $750,000, the Whitehall Board of Education voted last week to eliminate six positions and reduce another three full-time positions to part-time. The board approved…

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Abraham: No new tests needed

More testing — for teachers, that is. It’s one of a few initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently mentioned in his State of the State address. Thomas Abraham, Hartford Superintendent, expressed…

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