Tag Archives: Brian Brooks

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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Skenesborough may dissolve

The Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the possibility of dissolution. Members of the department attended Tuesday’s village board meeting to discuss the option of dissolving with the board of trustees. The decision to explore the issue comes as the department faces financial hardship and declining membership. “Membership is dwindling, finances are dwindling,” explained James […]

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Carol Jesse (Howe) Kimball, 70

Carol Jesse (Howe) Kimball went into the arms of the Lord on Jan. 1, 2011, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Minerva, on Jan. 20, 1940, Carol was the daughter of the late Smith and Helen (Gregory) Howe.  Carol was one of 10 brothers and sisters, Robert (Cora) […]

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$15K needed to run

WVFC needs increase to keep functioning It’s $15,000 or bust. That was the message that Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company President Brian Brooks had for members of the Whitehall Town Board during their Oct. 4 preliminary budget workshop. “We are respectfully asking for an increase of $15,000 of funding from the town,” said Brooks. “We want […]

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Murphy meets Firefighters, Village

Murphy meets Firefighters, Village Communication is always key. Companies, schools, organizations and individuals are always looking for ways to improve their communication. (more…)

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Brush fires keep companies busy

    As members of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company packed up their equipment from an afternoon of containing a brush fire, the call came out again. (more…)

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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