Tag Archives: Firefighters

Firefighters contain blaze at Saint Gobain

By Jaime Thomas Quick response and preparedness made for a quick stop of a fire on the roof of St. Gobain Performance Plastics Monday morning. A maintenance worker went on the roof to check on a heating problem when he noticed there was a fire in a propane heater. Both the company’s safety team and […]

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Firefighters battle extreme cold and barn fire in Hartford

Farmers lose three heifers, 11,000 bales of hay By Jaime Thomas Area fire departments worked for two days, braving frigid temperatures, to completely put out a barn fire that started late Friday afternoon in Hartford. The Hartford Volunteer Fire Department received multiple calls for a working structure fire at the Tyler family’s dairy farm at […]

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Storm causes widespread damage, power outages

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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Barn Fire

A fire destroyed a pole barn at 9609 Route 4 on Monday afternoon. About 20 members of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company spent much of the afternoon battling the blaze, which was reported at 1:15 p.m. Although it took firefighters less than a half hour to knock back the flames, they remained on scene until […]

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Beaver dam blamed for flooding in Huletts Landing

Several homes in Huletts Landing were flooded last week after a breached beaver dam released a torrent of water over County Route 6A near the Eicherville Bridge. The dam burst around 9:45 a.m. Thursday sending thousands of gallons of water over the road, known locally as Lands End Road, and into people’s homes and yards. […]

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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

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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Fire damages Granville duplex

Jaime Thomas A fire damaged a duplex apartment building at 6 and 8 North Maple St. Friday night, but officials have not yet determined whether it is a total loss. Firefighters received multiple calls to the scene of a working structure fire at 7:50 p.m., where neighbors saw flames and heard explosions. Granville Fire Chief […]

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Hartford hosts annual ‘prom crash simulation’

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford and Fort Ann junior and senior classes watched as emergency responders used hydraulic equipment to extricate their classmates from a car crash. One of them had to be loaded onto a stretcher; the other was carried away in a zipped up body bag. It was all part of the districts’ […]

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Area departments partake in drill

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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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

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 […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]