By Jaime Thomas There’s no question about it that Salvatore Rizzo liked to help out. He was dedicated, handy and knew how to make people laugh. Still active in the fire department and the community, he died last week at his home. He was 77. Originally from Hawthorne, N.Y., Rizzo started his 60 years of […]
By Jaime Thomas It’ll be a whole new ride for local amusement-seekers at this year’s Fireman’s Carnival next week. Granville Hook and Ladder’s biggest event, which takes place next Thursday through Saturday, June 13 to 15, will hold a brand new set of 12 rides. “Our main goal is to bring back a lot of […]
By Jaime Thomas Firemen expect each other to respect boundaries on and off the job. But a local official brought up a “fireman’s territory issue” at a town board meeting Thursday night. Scott McCullen, fire chief of North Granville Hose Company, wanted to know if the town had any authority over an outside fire department […]
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’ […]
By Jaime Thomas It’s not often people gives decades of service to a volunteer organization. But on Saturday night, dozens of community members gathered to honor John McCullen for 50 years of his time with the North Granville Hose Company. McCullen’s son, Chief Scott McCullen, planned a surprise for his dad along with other older […]
By Jaime Thomas After all the excitement it’s finally time for the 10th annual Woodchuck Festival at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet tomorrow, Feb.2. And while the lack of snow may be bad for other events, the clear and relatively mild weather expected this weekend will be a good thing for those who […]
A perfect storm of factors derailed the planned fundraising concert for the Hook & Ladder Fire Company and has fire company officials questioning the future of the event. The inaugural run of the Country Music Jamboree failed to meet anyone’s expectations as the number of patrons from Friday night and Saturday totaled fewer than 50 […]
A small sampling of the fireworks show from the June 18 finale’ of the Hook & Ladder fireman’s carnival. Hand held and a little shaky, this clip provides a quick look at a show that started after some people’s bedtimes.
Check out this video of the entire fireman’s carnival parade.
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 […]