Tag Archives: Brian Brooks

Coin drops hurt by bridge work


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


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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Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

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By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

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By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

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By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

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