Tag Archives: Brian Brooks

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

Smith Street Fire

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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Town changes first responder contract

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company will begin providing first-response medical services in town after a Town Board vote took the contract away from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company. The board voted, 4-1, on Nov. 9, to remove a $3,500 contract with Skenesborough and will shift it to the Whitehall company. The […]

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Firefighters bring message to students

 Last Thursday, kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students atWhitehalltook a break from their reading, writing and arithmetic lessons to learn a few lessons that could perhaps save their life one day. About a dozen firefighters from the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company presented a lesson in being prepared and knowing what to do during a fire as part […]

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No injuries reported in ‘bouncy’ deflation

Revelers at this weekend’s Fall Free Festival got more than they bargained for when an inflatable bouncy house deflated on a group of children Saturday evening. According to eye witnesses, an unidentified number of children (one witness suggested may 15) were inside a bouncy house when the electric fan that keeps the structure inflated, lost […]

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Emergency responders complete helicopter training

A small crowd of firefighters, emergency squad members and police officers converged on a recreation field at the Whitehall Central School campus on Saturday July 9. As they waited, a bright blue and white helicopter flew out of the morning sky. It made a pass from southwest to northeast, circled and came in for a […]

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Attorney rules in favor of coin drops

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is expected to be able to hold a coin drop later this summer after the village attorneydetermined the practice was legal. Mayor Peter Telisky said he received a response from Tony Jordan Tuesday afternoon who saidhe believes that coin drops are permissible. “Tony can find nothing […]

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Coin drops coming back?

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company wants to have a coin drop and is hoping the village will allow them to do so. WVFC president Brian Brooks asked the village to give the department permission to host the fundraiser, which have been banned in Whitehall since three American Legion members were arrested for holding such an […]

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Women dies in Sunday Fire

By Derek Liebig A local woman died and a man was seriously injured after a fire broke out in their apartment building Sunday evening. The cause of the fire is still unknown. The identity of the woman who perished in the fire at 120 Broadway is being withheld pending DNA analysis. Her body was burned […]

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Despite rain, cold burn ban until May 15

Local fire officials are reminding people despite the cold, wet spring, a yard cleanup staple, burning, comes with time and materials restrictions. A 2009 law limited outdoor burning as well as burn barrels for incinerating household refuse, officials said. Included in the measure banning the burning of household trash in open outdoor receptacles, the law […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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