Tag Archives: Fire Chief

Quick response by Hartford highway super saves house

By Jaime Thomas Conditions couldn’t have been worse at 4 a.m. Thursday morning when a barn caught fire in Fort Ann. Snow had been accumulating throughout the previous afternoon and night and was thundering down at an estimated rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Fortunately for everyone involved, Hartford Highway Superintendent Greg Brown […]

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Whitehall avoids worst of storm

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Whitehall emerged relatively unscathed from a violent storm that uprooted trees and left thousands without power last Wednesday. Louie Pratt, Whitehall Highway Superintendent, said a half dozen or so trees were toppled in the southeast part of town near Hatch Hill and Tanner Hill Roads. On Hatch Hill Road, a telephone pole was snapped in […]

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Storm causes widespread damage, power outages

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By Jaime Thomas It’s not often a storm causes Gary Seitz to consider taking refuge in his basement, but last Wednesday’s squall had him thinking about it. Not only did two, large 150-foot pine trees fall down in his yard, but the strong wind even made its way into his house on Route 149 in […]

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Rizzo remembered for serving others

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By Jaime Thomas There’s no question about it that Salvatore Rizzo liked to help out. He was dedicated, handy and knew how to make people laugh. Still active in the fire department and the community, he died last week at his home. He was 77. Originally from Hawthorne, N.Y., Rizzo started his 60 years of […]

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Crews respond to electrical fire at The Orchard

By Jaime Thomas Area firefighters responded to an early morning fire at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre Tuesday morning. North Granville Fire Chief Scott McCullen said the call came in just before 7 a.m. for smoke seeping out of electrical sockets in all of the rooms in two wings of the nursing home. “They […]

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Granville holds mock prom crash

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By Jaime Thomas Firefighters, rescue personnel and police officers descended upon the scene of a mock fatal accident behind Granville High School as students stood by and watched. One of their classmates was taken away in an ambulance, another in a hearse. It was part of a simulation accident the district holds on a yearly […]

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Firemen question fundraising

By Jaime Thomas Firemen expect each other to respect boundaries on and off the job. But a local official brought up a “fireman’s territory issue” at a town board meeting Thursday night. Scott McCullen, fire chief of North Granville Hose Company, wanted to know if the town had any authority over an outside fire department […]

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Area departments partake in drill

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By Jaime Thomas Huge flames lit up the night sky and surrounding area as firefighters combated a propane burn in Hartford last Monday and Tuesday nights. Five or six departments from around Washington County were participating in a controlled ethanol drill as part of a three day course. The New York State Office of Fire […]

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Whitehall fire to participate in 3rd annual RecruitNY weekend

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company will open its doors to area residents Sunday, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of the third annual RecruitNY statewide initiative. WVFC will join its counterparts across the state from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April […]

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Fire company honors McCullen for 50 years of service

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By Jaime Thomas It’s not often people gives decades of service to a volunteer organization. But on Saturday night, dozens of community members gathered to honor John McCullen for 50 years of his time with the North Granville Hose Company. McCullen’s son, Chief Scott McCullen, planned a surprise for his dad along with other older […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

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By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

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By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

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By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

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By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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