Tag Archives: Firefighters

Fire destorys barn

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

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

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

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

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

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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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, […]