Tag Archives: Brian Brooks

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have taken a monetary hit, largely because of traffic delays caused by the construction work on the Poultney Street Bridge. Julie Eagan, a member of the Skenesborough EMS, said that during the most recent coin drop […]

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Brooks wants town to consider fire district

By Dan King Brian Brooks has been in the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. for more than 30 years, and he feels it’s time the town considers a fire district. “It’s been cooking in the back of my brain for years, and I think the time has come,” Brooks said last week. “I think we should […]

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Fire Dept. seeks more funding

Facing what he described as a stark need to replace equipment, Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, last week submitted to the Whitehall Town Board a request for a $25,000 increase in the department’s current budget of $104,000. The request, he said, was for replacing equipment essential to battling blazes inside a […]

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Fire company considering adding LED sign

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking to add a LED digital video display board to the front of the firehouse for emergency and public announcements, fire company information and advertising from local merchants. Members of the fire company feel such a sign could provide timely and important information to the public in addition to the local information […]

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Whitehall firehouse a swirl of activity

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There isn’t a fire department in Washington County that’s been more active than the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company. “We’ve responded to over 500 calls when you factor in the first responders,” company president Brian Brooks said. “That’s more than any other department in Washington County. We’ve also responded to more structure fires than any department […]

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Fire company president to speak to Srs.

Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, will speak with Whitehall area seniors during the next dinner meeting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Senior Center. Brooks will speak about fire safety for seniors and also about the merger of the two fire departments last year. Following his presentation he will […]

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Whitehall responds to block fire in Granville

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The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. was among nearly two dozen local fire departments that responded to a fire that destroyed two buildings on Main Street in Granville early Monday morning. Granville firefighters responded to a report of a Dumpster fire at 3:50 a.m. Upon arrival, however, it was determined the blaze was actually a working […]

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Town raises budget by 2 percent

Two weeks after approving a preliminary budget that called for a minimal tax increase, the town council made a number of adjustments last week to its 2013 fiscal plan that will push the tax rate much closer to the state-mandated 2 percent cap. The current budget, including the adjustments made last Wednesday, is now projected […]

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Emergency crews moving to narrowband

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Most local fire departments and emergency responders expect to adhere with a federal mandate that requires all mobile radios switch to narrowband frequencies by the time the county makes the transition later this month. The Washington County Department of Public Safety, which oversees the county’s 911 system and dispatches information to 27 fire departments, including […]

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Year in Review: the final six months

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The news in the second half of 2011 still included debate over where the town offices would wind up, as well as discussion about coin drops and the sale of the armory. Here is a summary:   July 7   Clemons PO may close The U.S. Postal Service releases a study that concludes the advantages […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency […]

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