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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Lakes Classifieds – 03/27/15

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

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By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]