Tag Archives: Firefighters

Helicopter extinguishes blaze in Dresden

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation used a helicopter to extinguish a forest fire on Elephant Mountain in Dresden last Wednesday. A group of local firefighters and forest rangers hiked into the area of the blaze, which is located just west of Huletts Landing. Smoke was reported seen around 11:30 a.m. and members […]

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Firefighters lend a hand

Stephanie VanGuilder with Santa, hoilding 16-month-old Maeranda in the North Granville Community Center Christmas Eve 2011.

Community comes together to help homeless fire victims     The Granville community came together Christmas Eve to help out two people who only days before lost everything they had in an early morning fire. Stephanie VanGuilder and her 16-month-old daughter Maeranda barely made it out of the fire that burned them out of their […]

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Skenesborough to dissolve

  After months of debating whether to dissolve, members of the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company decided last week that it was time to cease operations. Acting fire chief, Jeff Benjamin, said members of the company held a second vote and have decided to dissolve. Although he couldn’t recall exactly how the vote shook out, he […]

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Smith Street fire under investigation

Smith Street Fire

A fire that occurred on Smith Street early Sunday morning was under investigation by Washington County Fire Investigators earlier this week. Officials said accidental or natural causes were not noted at the fire that heavily damaged a garage at 9 Smith Street. Members of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to the scene around […]

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Firefighters bring message to students

 Last Thursday, kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students atWhitehalltook a break from their reading, writing and arithmetic lessons to learn a few lessons that could perhaps save their life one day. About a dozen firefighters from the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company presented a lesson in being prepared and knowing what to do during a fire as part […]

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Carnival Fun Tonight

The Hook & Ladder Fire Company is pleased to present Granville Fireman’s Carnival starting tonight, providing evenings filled with old fashioned summer fun, games and food each evening through Saturday, June 18. It’s carnival food, games and live music for the next three night culminating in the fireworks display Saturday night to benefit the fire […]

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One killed in Saturday Blaze

Two men speak near the ruins of Dutchie's General Store in West Pawlet, Monday morning. A fire in the early morning hours of Saturday destroyed the store and claimed the life on one man. Fire officials say the blaze is not suspicious.

Despite a quick response by local firefighters, an early-morning fire in West Pawlet, Vt ., killed one man and destroyed two buildings, including a long-time neighborhood grocery, on March 26. The owners of Dutchie’s General Store of West Pawlet, Vt., Eric Swanson and Will Kuban, were initially trapped by the flames, but escaped from the […]

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Comedy at Hook & Ladder

Funny fundraiser from Fat Jonny’s The Granville Hook & Ladder just want to make you laugh. March 19 at the firehouse on Quaker Street the Hooks host an evening of comedy by a group known as Fat Jonny’s Comedy Show. “You’ve got to see these guys, they’re just a riot,” treasurer Dan Roberts said Friday. […]

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Blizzard whacks Granville…Again

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by Matthew Rice  Winter reasserted its icy grip on the North Country as a major storm dropped more than a foot of a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the region knocking out power, closing schools and generally making getting to work Monday morning difficult for residents already tired of a long, long, […]

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North Granville and Penrhyn fire chiefs Scott McCullen and Milt Dunbar, far right, make thier way around the remains of the County Route 23 barn of Dan Wilson and Susan Knapp. The barn caved in just before 5 p.m. Sunday, no one was injured.

As snow builds up, roof concerns mount The snowiest winter in many years brings with it a unique set of challenges for residents as a season’s worth of accumulation remains on building roofs across the area, in some cases having dire results. Although no injuries, loss of equipment or livestock occurred, a Middle Granville barn […]

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Search for missing Granville man continues

Police agencies in both New York and Vermont have recently ramped up efforts in the search for Jonathan Schaff, a Granville man who went missing in January 2014. Their investigation includes scuba diving in local quarries and questioning more than 30 witnesses. Police are looking into all tips in an effort to solve the case that started nearly 3 years ago.

By Krystle S. Morey Vermont State Police have been busy questioning potential witnesses in a local missing person case. Jonathan […]

Local bus garages fare well in state inspection

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By Dan King Local school districts are among the state’s best in keeping their buses up and running. The state […]

Whitehall graduates 46

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By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian […]

Fireworks for sale, for a good cause

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By Krystle S. Morey Granvillians can start summer off with a bang now that fireworks are for sale in the […]

Class of 2016 grads bid Granville farewell

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  By Krystle S. Morey Jonathan Fisher has always lived a life of service and helping others. Fisher walked across […]

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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days […]

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