Low-cost loans offered to flood victims

Low-interest loans are available for homeowners and businesses alike who were affected by the flooding that took place at the end of August in Whitehall and surrounding communities. Essex, Rensselaer,…

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Supervisors change county budget officer
The Washington County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors change county budget officer

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…

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County beaches’ opening delayed
Lake Lauderdale Beach in the town of Jackson.

County beaches’ opening delayed

By PJ Ferguson The Washington County beaches will remain closed until June 13, per recommendation of buildings and grounds superintendent Matt Jones. “As a resident I’d like to see them…

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County ends workers’ hazard pay
The Washington County Board of Supervisors

County ends workers’ hazard pay

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…

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County beaches may not open this year
The beach at Huletts Landing.

County beaches may not open this year

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…

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Town board ends playground use

By PJ Ferguson “We’re following Vermont State law, sitting a cow’s length away,” quipped Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell during Wednesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Wearing face masks, the town…

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County faces financial ‘uncertainties’
The Washington County Board of Supervisors

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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…

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