Tag Archives: First Response

Family seeks to send kids to camp in son’s memory

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Nathan Willis was always happiest outdoors. His parents, Maxine and Francis Willis, described their son—who died unexpectedly last September—as a “passionate outdoorsman” more comfortable in shorts and hiking boots than the tie and sweater he was required to wear as a teller at TD Bank in Granville. Francis said his son frequently spent his weekends—even […]

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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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Town raises budget by 2 percent

Two weeks after approving a preliminary budget that called for a minimal tax increase, the town council made a number of adjustments last week to its 2013 fiscal plan that will push the tax rate much closer to the state-mandated 2 percent cap. The current budget, including the adjustments made last Wednesday, is now projected […]

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Town changes first responder contract

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company will begin providing first-response medical services in town after a Town Board vote took the contract away from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company. The board voted, 4-1, on Nov. 9, to remove a $3,500 contract with Skenesborough and will shift it to the Whitehall company. The […]

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SVFC could still dissolve

Despite voting against dissolution of their fire department, members of the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company say they will most likely have to dissolve anyways. Jeff Benjamin, who took over as acting chief after Michael Putorti resigned last month, said the department is unlikely to survive without more financial support. “We’re probably going to have to […]

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Local names in coroner’s race

It’s possible that after next Tuesday, two of the four coroners in Washington County could reside in Whitehall. Seven candidates are running for four open coroner seats, including two from Whitehall. Republican candidate Ruth Scribner is vying for a return to the position after spending the last four years as one of the coroners in […]

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Benson hosting two special events

The community of Benson has not one, but two special events scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 20. On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Benson First Response will hold their annual Craft Fair at the Benson Village School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of handcrafted and homemade goods will be available for purchase, […]

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Classifieds 03/04/14

Banner year for Whitehall RailRiders

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By Dan King This year has been fantastic for the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile club, in more ways than one. For […]

Granville MMA fighter to be featured on CNN

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By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who has spent two-and-a-half years training in mixed martial arts will have her story […]

Students, faculty join to boost school spirit

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By Derek Liebig Granville Central School pride was alive and well, at least for one night, as students, faculty and […]

Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

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By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s […]

Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

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The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. […]

WHS to host musical Friday and Saturday

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Students at Whitehall High School will be performing a musical this weekend. March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. each […]

Teacup auction

The Wells United Methodist Church will host a Giant Teacup Auction on Friday, March 13, at the Modern Woodman Hall […]

Solomon Northup reenactor in Salem

The Salem Courthouse Community Center, 25 East Broadway, continues its March Civil War series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March […]

Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board […]

Ice fishing clinic at Carter’s Pond

Families who wish to learn the sport of ice fishing are welcome to attend a free ice fishing clinic taking […]

Granville man arrested for heroin

A Granville man is facing drug charges after he was found in possession of heroin and marijuana. Brian L. James, […]