Tag Archives: Firefighters

Fire destorys barn

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Firefighters from more than seven local departments, including Whitehall, Dresden and Hampton, battled a fire Monday afternoon on County Route 21. The fire destroyed the a barn and damaged several outbuildings as wind kept feeding the flames.  It took firefighters several hours to extinguish. Local departments worked collaboratively to transport water from a nearby pond […]

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Village will soon say good-bye to fire pile

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By Jaime Thomas After sitting untouched for nearly six months, the pile of debris left over from the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street should soon be gone. Russ Kiggins, of Washington County Code Enforcement, said he thinks removal of the rubble could begin as soon as the end of this month. “The settlement is […]

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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 leaves family homeless

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A family of five was left homeless after a fire destroyed their home Sunday night. Ed Wheeler, who lived in the 19th century farmhouse located at 3122 County Route 21 with his wife Ann, daughter Jessica and two grandsons, said the house was a complete loss. “The one good part was we were all awake […]

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Granville: A look back at 2012

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With 2012 now in the history books, we decided to look back on the year and revisit the top stories. Fires The biggest fire to hit Granville in many years was the Main Street fire on Nov. 12. The fire completely destroyed the All In One Exchange pawn shop building and the former L.E. Roberts […]

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A total loss: Fire leaves hole on Main Street

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By Jaime Thomas A fire destroyed two buildings on Main Street in Granville early Monday morning. Local firefighters responded to a call at 3:50 a.m. for a fire in a trash receptacle. Upon further investigation, however, they realized a structure fire was in progress in two buildings, All In One Exchange pawn shop and the […]

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Coffee shop has reopened already

Strong efforts by all involved to save Scotties Coffee Shop from Monday morning’s fire paid off — the retail store in the front was running by Tuesday, and locals were dining in the restaurant by Wednesday morning. The establishment was only minimally hurt, with minor smoke and ceiling damage, owner Thomas Scott said. As an […]

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Busy crews put out brush fire

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By Jaime Thomas As area fire departments were finishing up a long, strenuous day on Main Street, they were called to respond to a working brush fire at 181 Beecher Road. Noreen Tennant had stopped home to drop off her son, who didn’t want to wait at his grandmother’s doctor appointment, when she noticed a […]

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Fire claims vacant building

Several area fire departments responded to a structure fire Friday night on State Route 22 in Middle Granville. Officials believe a shorted entry wire sparked the 1,600-square-foot building around 6 p.m., which used to house a plow truck but has been vacant for 20 years, said Milt Dunbar, Middle Granville’s fire chief. His department was […]

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5K Run and Walk to benefit Poultney Fire Department

There is a Firefighter’s 5k Run and Walk on Oct. 6 in Poultney at 9 a.m. Open to runners and walkers of all skill levels this flat and fast course takes you from the Poultney Fire House, through scenic streets, past Green Mountain College and back to the Poultney Fire House.  Proceeds go to benefit […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

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By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]