Snowplow safety for children

Highway Superintendent Greg Brown came up with a good idea that is in the Post Star newspaper. Dana


The snow fort accident that killed a boy in Greenwich has led to a safety program in nearby Hartford.

Hartford firefighters have always brought a firetruck to the Hartford Elementary School so that students can enjoy climbing on it and exploring it. The event is used to give them fire safety information.

Now, town plow drivers will also bring a plow truck to the school, Supervisor Dana Haff said.

“We’ll let them sit in the truck and we’ll tell them about plow safety,” he said. “We never would’ve thought of this without (the Greenwich) tragedy.”

The lesson will include emphasizing that children should play far from plow trucks.

“Stay away, because these things can take down mailboxes,” Haff said.

— Kathleen Moore

Hartford’s Veteran’s Day ceremony

Hartford’s Veteran’s Day ceremony started at Monument Square on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with the ringing of church bells, Boy Scout Troop 40 flag ceremony, and the Ft. Ann American Legion post prayer. The recognition of our Veterans helps to make Hartford a special place. veterans-day-2016

Busy Saturday in Hartford

This Saturday will be pretty busy in Hartford with three events;
1) Hartford Pta Vendor Fair in the school gymcafetorium 10am-4pm. 2) Haynes House of Hope – Hospice basket raffle at the Hartford Firehouse doors open 11am with winning ticket drawing starting at 1pm. 3) Methodist Church Turkey Supper eat in or take out 4pm – 630 pm.

County Route 30 to be reopened by Nov 18th

The construction work on County Route 30 has had a delay in the completion. Washington County DPW now anticipates that the road will be reopened by Nov 18th.

Hartford PTA Fall Vendor Sale

Hartford PTA Fall Vendor Fair – Next Saturday
The Hartford PTA will host a Fall Vendor Fair & Craft Show on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00am – 4:00pm in the school cafeteria and gymnasium.
Hartford Central School
State Route 149, Hartford NY
Vendors and Items available (will be updated often)
* Jennifer Livingston – Handmade ornaments, hair accessories, jewelry, Tutu’s, and magnets.
* Hartford Girl Scout Troop – bake sale
* Tonya Bradway – It’s a Wrap!
* Tonya Bradway – 31 Gifts
* Amber Raye Gentry-Zeno – Dove Chocolate Discoveries
* Stella Gangsaa – LuLaRoe
* Taryn Ashe – Premier Jewelry
* Wendy Herrold – holiday wreaths
* Deborah Labombard – jewelry, scarves, bags and headwear
* Charlene Dubuque – Usborne Books $5 book sale with 25% of all sales returning to HCS to purchase new books for our library
* Terri Kuzma – Young Living Essential Oils
* Brittany Coulter – Arbonne Products
* Veronica Saville – knitted products and handmade jewelry
* Hartford Central School Booster Club
* Selene Whittman – Jewelry & Gift Items
* Mandy Benson – Handmade dog toys
* Lucinda Vrooman – Beachbody & Shakeology Programs
* Fred Wilson – Handcrafted soy candles
* Tinkers Treasure Box – face painting, hair bows and accessories
* Ellie Roberts – Lila Rose Hair accessories
* Kristen McKernon – Tupperware
* Nicole Hermance – Holiday items, signs, wreaths and baby doll items
* Sheri Apple – Pampered Chef
* Jean Marie Lundgren – whimsical jewelry, birds and Aunt Riahs Creations
* Karen Majewski – Jellies, kitchen accessories, hand pies and carrot cake
* Sue Peck – Recycled crafts, mittens, dog toys, bags and stockings
* Jennie McReynolds – Paparazzi jewelry
* Deborah Austin – photographic prints, jewelry, knit and crochet items
* Mary Remsen – Avon Products
* Ashley Yole/Country Lane Creationz – Home decor, canned items and more
* Jessica Bogart – Younique Products
* Betty McFarren – crochet and wooden items
*Peg Semanscin – fleece blankets, pillows, scarves and jewelry
* Linda Duval – wood burned art
* Marie Phillips – painted wood holiday decor
* Sue Dufour – Assorted gift items
* Kristal Crandall – handcrafted knit items
* Randi Norton – In Home Wine Tastings
All vendor spaces will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Send your payment in as soon as possible to guarantee your space.
Take a walk up Main Street and check out the vendors and crafters at As Time Goes By and Stella Rose B&B.
If you have any questions please call Jen (429-4396 /

Hartford Greenlight a Veteran program

Hartford Greenlight a Vet Program.
America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it is often hard for our community to show them the appreciation they deserve.
When they are back home and out of uniform, they are more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a national campaign to establish visible local support for our veterans and to help them transition back into civilian life.
Please go to the Hartford Town Clerk’s office, Curt’s Auto Body, or The Hartford Tavern and get a free bulb while supplies last. Place it on your porch or somewhere visible and turn it on for the month of November.
These 48 bulbs have been donated by a Hartford Veteran and I have divided them up for distribution.
Once these bulbs are gone, there are more available locally at a steep discount from the Gibson Hardware store.
For more info, please go to

Thaddeus the missing cat

If you live within a coupe miles of Blood Street, please check your garage and out buildings to see if Thaddeus accidentally got locked in. Here is her missing cat poster from Angelia Abbott. thaddeus-cat-2

Magic Show and Ice Cream Social

A Magic Show and Ice Cream Social for kids of all ages will be at the Fire House on Saturday. Click the link to see the poster. magic-show-pdf

Smart Phone App to alert you of Washington Co. emergencies

WCDPS – Mobile Application Press Release – 08.19.2016 This is from Washington County Dept. of Public Safety.

Looking to stay updated with emergency preparedness information and mobile access to local ​Washington County ​emergency alerts? ​There’s an app for that and we’re releasing it today!

Our mobile app is designed to keep our citizens, businesses, and visitors prepared for and alerted to emergencies​!!​ Our new mobile app is available for download free of charge from the iPhone and Google Play (Android) app stores. Users can receive county emergency alerts (push notifications) in the notifications on their smartphone​,​ App users can also help friends, family, and neighbors in their preparedness efforts via the “Share our App” feature.​ ​

​Check out our YouTube app video tutorial her​e for a quick look at our app​​:

Download our app​ free here​ today!​:
Apple Device:
Android Device:
​A copy of our full Press Release ​with much more information ​regarding our mobile application is attached​ and has been posted on the county website here: ​

The program was funded through the use of Homeland Security funds from​ ​FEMA and the New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services allocated for citizen emergency preparedness initiatives. ​

The Public Safety team​

Timothy R. Hardy
Deputy Director, NY-CEM

518 update

518 area code – I attended the Public Service Commission presentation last night on the proposed plan to address the 518 area code issue and learned that of the two options presented (Overlay vs Geographic Split), the State and Feds heavily favor the overlay. The public present also heavily favored the overlay option. In fact since 2000, every time (four times) something like this has happened, the overlay option was chosen and they basically only offer the split option because they legally have to.

So I think it is pretty safe to assume that we will get the overlay option and everyone that has an existing 518 phone number will keep it and any new people will get the new area code.

The official decision will be made towards the end of this year and we should see some effect in about 18 months from now. One person suggested the new area code be 235, which is available, because that is also ADK which is an abbreviation for the Adirondacks.

The straw vote I collected on the options saw the #1 overlay option beat the #2 Split option by 2 to 1. 14 votes for Overlay and 6 votes for the split option.