Tag Archives: Brian Brooks

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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Village board unhappy: Skenesborough Fire Company fails to turn in report

The Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company failed to provide the village board with documents detailing its operations despite a request from village officials to do so. The village requested that both the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company provide numerous documents by Tuesday’s village board meeting and while Whitehall complied, Skenesborough did […]

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Smith Street fire under investigation

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A fire that occurred on Smith Street early Sunday morning was under investigation by Washington County Fire Investigators earlier this week. Officials said accidental or natural causes were not noted at the fire that heavily damaged a garage at 9 Smith Street. Members of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to the scene around […]

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Rain stops, the park rocks

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By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

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By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

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By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

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By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project […]

Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, […]

Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a […]

Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

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By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow […]

Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its […]

Despite tickets, drivers still disobey law

By Christina Scanlon A recent upswing in cell phone tickets in the village of Granville is due, in part, to […]

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