Tag Archives: First Responders

Dept. of public safety honors Zinn

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By Jaime Thomas Ashlee Zinn deals with life and death situations on a daily basis. The Granville native works as a communications officer for the Washington County Department of Public Safety and handles emergency calls during every shift. So what was recently a routine part of her day was a crucial, life-saving moment for one […]

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Whitehall firehouse a swirl of activity

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There isn’t a fire department in Washington County that’s been more active than the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company. “We’ve responded to over 500 calls when you factor in the first responders,” company president Brian Brooks said. “That’s more than any other department in Washington County. We’ve also responded to more structure fires than any department […]

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Jordan touts statewide firefighter recruitment day

Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tem Tony Jordan (R,C,I-Jackson) is pleased to announce that the RecruitNY program will take place again at volunteer fire departments throughout the state Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Volunteer fire departments will be opening their doors to educate the public about becoming a volunteer first responder. This is done […]

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Fire department receives 29K grant

By Jaime Thomas Members of the North Granville Fire Company will soon be seeing some new equipment. Fire Chief Scott McCullen recently got a call telling him the department will receive a $29,469 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA,) which is money that is much needed. “We’ve been fighting to keep these grants […]

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Crash sends three to hospitals

  A two car crash on Route 22 at the end of Mettowee Street just after 6 p.m. Nov. 26 sent all three occupants to area hospitals with a range of injuries. The Washington County Sheriffs Office said a southbound vehicle crossed into the path of a northbound vehicle while attempting to turn into Mettowee […]

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Businesses just recovering from damage

A number of area businesses took hard hits from Tropical Storm Irene suffering a broad range of degrees of damage from the minor to the extreme. At the Granville McDonald’s the clean up process began Monday morning bright and early. As the Indian River went back down below flood stage and slithered back across Route […]

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Long night for First Responders

As Granville was getting out of bed wondering what damage Tropical Storm Irene and a day’s worth of torrential rains had caused, the volunteer force of first responders were starting their second day of work relating to the storm.  Over the course of an eventful 24 hours, fire fighters, EMS and crews from the village […]

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Emergency responders complete helicopter training

A small crowd of firefighters, emergency squad members and police officers converged on a recreation field at the Whitehall Central School campus on Saturday July 9. As they waited, a bright blue and white helicopter flew out of the morning sky. It made a pass from southwest to northeast, circled and came in for a […]

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Stolen Signs a Safety Concern for Town

John Tanner is missing some signs and it’s got him concerned. The town superintendent of highways told the Granville Town Board on Sept. 9 the recent rash of street sign thefts has him bothered and just a little hot under the collar.   While the problem is not a new one, Tanner said, it is an […]

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this time of the year the Mettowee can surge up by over a foot in VERY short notice after a storm

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

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