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New York News
1:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Events Will Commemorate Solomon Northup

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Commemorations are scheduled for this weekend in Washington County and Saratoga Springs, New York in honor of a free man captured and sold into slavery in the 19th Century.

The story of Solomon Northup, as told in his 1853 narrative Twelve Years A Slave, has experienced a fresh round of attention thanks to last year’s Oscar-winning film of the same name. The story tells how Northup was lured away from his home in Saratoga Springs, and eventually sold into slavery.

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New York News
1:43 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Forum Will Address Heroin Addiction In Warren And Washington Counties

A recent traffic stop that led to two arrests for heroin possession in Washington County, New York, near the Vermont border is bringing attention to an ongoing issue of the transport of illegal drugs over state lines.

A traffic stop by state troopers early Tuesday on Route 149, west of the Village of Fort Ann, led to two arrests on charges of heroin possession with intent to sell.

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New York News
10:05 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Upstate NY Village Votes Down Dissolution

Residents  of Greenwich, New York are keeping their village. By a vote of 281 to 203, residents voted down a measure that would have dissolved the village. The Village of Greenwich is located in New York's Washington County. 

New York News
6:10 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.7 Million For Village Of Whitehall Sewer Upgrades

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New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week more than $2.7 million in funding to help a village in Washington County make upgrades to its faulty sewer system. 

The Democrats announced a $2 million grant and $740,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program for the Village of Whitehall. The Washington County village near the Vermont border will use the funding to make repairs and comply with environmental regulations.

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New York News
3:27 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Washington County Residents Ponder Village Dissolutions

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Peter Gregg, a resident of the village of Greenwich in Washington County loves where he lives. He likened it to living in a Norman Rockwell painting.

“But the problem is that the taxes are too high,” said Gregg. “There’s a Town of Greenwich tax and a Village of Greenwich tax.”

Gregg said the taxes are “penalizing” to village residents.

Gregg, who edits the local newspaper The Greenwich Journal, recently submitted a petition to the village board to dissolve the village government.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Officials Kick Off Maple Weekend In New York

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New York State officials gathered at a farm in Washington County today to kick off Maple Weekend.

“Our goal out here is just to celebrate one of nature’s best events and that’s the beginning of the season for maple out here in New York State," said New York State Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball.

Ball was joined by State Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Steve McLoughlin, and others at Dry Brook Sugar House in the Washington County town of Salem to mark the start of maple weekend.

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New York News
4:59 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Washington County Law Enforcement Hope To Raise Community Awareness Of Drug Abuse

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Washington County law enforcement officials are pushing for more community awareness of drug abuse and addiction through more oversight of pharmacies.

Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan says there are a lot of misconceptions about drug abuse and the reality of highly-addictive methamphetamines.

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New York News
4:00 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Assemblyman Tony Jordan Reflects On His Time In The NYS Legislature

New York State Assemblyman Tony Jordan, a Republican of the 113th District, was recently elected to become the next District Attorney of Washington County. Jordan, a lawyer by trade, served as Assistant District Attorney prior to his election to the Assembly in 2008. WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Jordan, who reflected on his experience in the legislature and his reasons for leaving.

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New York News
4:25 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Officials Announce Reopening Of Historic Hudson River Bridge

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National, state, and local officials gathered in the Saratoga County town of Northumberland today to mark the completed restoration of an historic bridge that connects a system of recreational trails.

The crowd gathered on the newly refurbished Dix Bridge spanning the Hudson River between Greenwich and Northumberland, connecting Washington and Saratoga Counties. The original structure was constructed in 1895, and since 2009 local organizations and municipalities have worked to transform the aging span into an accessible walkway open to pedestrians, cyclists and snowmobilers.

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Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Open Studios Tour of Washington County, New York

"Avalanchy" by Leslie Parke

    This Saturday and Sunday, a dozen  of Washington County, New York’s best artists will open their studio doors and invite us inside to see their latest works and talk about the creative process. Not a gallery, not an exhibition, but a visit into the artists world and workshop, the Open Studios Tour will gives a chance to connect with the art through the artist.

The Tour takes you through lower Washington County with some of the most striking vistas in New York State. You will enjoy the ride from studio to studio almost as much as you love the art.

Open Studios Tour Director, Sue Sanderson and artist Leslie Parke join us to tell us more.