Tag Archives: Volunteer Fire Company

Emergency crews moving to narrowband

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Most local fire departments and emergency responders expect to adhere with a federal mandate that requires all mobile radios switch to narrowband frequencies by the time the county makes the transition later this month. The Washington County Department of Public Safety, which oversees the county’s 911 system and dispatches information to 27 fire departments, including […]

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Eyesore: Village may seek legal action on building

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The village may pursue legal action against an out-of-state landowner who has allowed a local landmark to fall into a state of disrepair. Mayor Peter Telisky said the village will consider taking the owner of the “flat iron” building on Main Street to court if he does nothing to address the condition of the nearly […]

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Police arrest local man for arson

A local man was arrested Monday after he allegedly set a car on fire last week. Eric H. Ripley, 21, of County Route 10 in Whitehall, was charged with third-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies. He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and a reckless endangerment charge related to property, both misdemeanors. […]

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Fun and Fitness Fair this weekend

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An active and healthy lifestyle will be the focus of a free community event this weekend. The 10th annual Fun and Fitness Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Skenesborough Park. The event features field games, a bicycle giveaway, and presentations from a number of civil […]

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Students celebrate birthdays, collect food for pantry

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A group of Whitehall middle school students spent last Saturday partying like it was 1999, all in the name of a good cause. Half a dozen seventh-graders, all of whom celebrate or have recently celebrated their 13th birthdays, invited the class of 2017 to the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company firehouse for a black light party. […]

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WVFC to sponsor weeklong girls Utica fire camp

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a few good women. The company is sponsoring applicants for a unique program for teenage girls who want to explore service opportunities in fire and emergency services. The Phoenix Firecamp, which was created by Fire Service for Women in New York State in 2007, brings girls ages […]

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Village elections on Tuesday

Village residents will have the choice of four candidates for two village trustee seats during Tuesday’s election. The field includes two incumbents, a former town councilman, and a retired correctional officer who has been involved with a number of civic groups. The candidates are Republicans Ken Bartholomew and Ron Rushia and Democrats Walt Sandford and […]

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John F. Ward, 76

John F. (Jack) Ward, Sr., 76, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at the Glens Falls Hospital. Born on August 13, 1935 in Fair Haven, Vermont, he was the son of the late Albert and Mae (Woodard) Ward. Jack married Elizabeth Lortie on May 19, 1958 at the Notre Dame des Victoires Church in […]

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Dresden Supervisor charged with DWI after crash

Dresden Town Supervisor Robert Banks has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident last week in the village of Whitehall. Banks, 63, of Dresden was arrested Tuesday afternoon under suspicion he had been drinking when he crashed his car. According to police, at approximately 9:41 p.m. on […]

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Skenesborough dissolution official

More than 46 years of service officially came to an end last Wednesday as the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company dissolved. The Village Board of Trustees, at the company’s request, passed a resolution to revoke Skenesborough’s charter. The board passed the resolution as a way to expedite Skenesborough’s dissolution. Mayor Peter Telisky said members of the […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

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By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

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By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]

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