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

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

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

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

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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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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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14