Tag Archives: Emergency Management Agency

Volunteers help with Irene recovery in West Pawlet

By Jaime Thomas For a lot of area residents, Tropical Storm Irene is a thing of the past. Others are still dealing with the storm’s destruction. And while federal funding is in place to help those who need it, sometimes it’s not enough. In West Pawlet, flooding from the storm tore out a 100-year-old slate […]

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Fire department receives 29K grant

By Jaime Thomas Members of the North Granville Fire Company will soon be seeing some new equipment. Fire Chief Scott McCullen recently got a call telling him the department will receive a $29,469 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA,) which is money that is much needed. “We’ve been fighting to keep these grants […]

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Village: Good news on insurance front

After weeks of battling with Granville Village insurer, Trident, regarding claims tied to the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, village clerk treasurer Rick Roberts said he’s finally getting some good news. During a conference call Friday, Nov. 4 village officials spoke with representatives from Trident who agreed to pay the major portion of claims […]

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FEMA update

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday a mobile disaster relief center will be set up in Salem next week. The mobile disaster relief center for residents with questions regarding assistance following the disaster declaration made for Washington County in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene will remain open for three days. […]

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FEMA aid funds available

After waiting 10 days after the initial heavy flooding damage, Granville, along with the rest of Washington County, finally got the word Friday that they would qualify for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Administration. Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks got the word from U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson just before Thursday’s town board meeting. Hicks […]

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Flooding survey under way

If your property or home suffered damage from this spring’s flooding, the village would like to hear from you. Village trustee Michael LaChapelle has made up a questionnaire that has been distributed to flood victims throughout the community and any residents who have not received one are urged to contact village officials. “We are trying […]

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Emergency Declared

By Derek Liebig For the second time in less than a month, flooding has caused local officials to declare a state of emergency. Mayor Peter Telisky declared a state of emergency last week for areas of the village still inundated by flood waters. The decree was made on Friday, May 23 and ended yesterday. The […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]