Tag Archives: Volunteer Fire Company

Coin drops coming back?

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company wants to have a coin drop and is hoping the village will allow them to do so. WVFC president Brian Brooks asked the village to give the department permission to host the fundraiser, which have been banned in Whitehall since three American Legion members were arrested for holding such an […]

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Hartford appoints interim councilman

The Hartford Town Board appointed former board member Kevin McCarthy as an interim member to fill a vacancy on the board created by a resignation. McCarthy is currently the President of the Hartford Volunteer Fire Company. The measure passed unanimously with Supervisor Dana Haff, and council members Barbara Beecher and Robert Miller voting in favor; […]

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Fathers, sons and their firehouses

By Derek Liebig  Terry LaChapelle has been a member of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company for 33 years. He’s been such a constant presence over the last three decades that he’s been named a lifetime member, a distinction few earn. Throughout most of that time, his son Darrell has been there by his side. Terry […]

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Fire report praises effort

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Police Department and the local fire departments have released their official reports on a fire last month that claimed the life of a local woman and injured a man on Broadway. Police have positively identified the victim as Tina Green, 45, of 120 Broadway. Medical examiners determined the death as […]

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Students get hard lesson with mock crash

By Derek Liebig The screams coming from the mangled wreckage of the car were audible from nearly 50 yards away. Jen Bealmear and one of her best friends, Katie Barrett had just been struck by a drunk driver on Buckley Road. Bealmear was screaming for help; her friend was silent. Within minutes, emergency response crews […]

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Women dies in Sunday Fire

By Derek Liebig A local woman died and a man was seriously injured after a fire broke out in their apartment building Sunday evening. The cause of the fire is still unknown. The identity of the woman who perished in the fire at 120 Broadway is being withheld pending DNA analysis. Her body was burned […]

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Despite rain, cold burn ban until May 15

Local fire officials are reminding people despite the cold, wet spring, a yard cleanup staple, burning, comes with time and materials restrictions. A 2009 law limited outdoor burning as well as burn barrels for incinerating household refuse, officials said. Included in the measure banning the burning of household trash in open outdoor receptacles, the law […]

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Skenesborough may dissolve

The Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the possibility of dissolution. Members of the department attended Tuesday’s village board meeting to discuss the option of dissolving with the board of trustees. The decision to explore the issue comes as the department faces financial hardship and declining membership. “Membership is dwindling, finances are dwindling,” explained James […]

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New director for Canal Corp.

An appointment made last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will change the director of New York State Canal Corp., which controls the building the town has been using for its offices since 2006. Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton has been named to replace Carmella Mantello, who has been director of the corporation since 2005. Mantello has […]

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Town Hall move stalled again

By Bill Toscano Last week’s Town Board meeting left the question of where the town offices will move to unanswered – yet again. With some of those attending expecting a definitive answer on the move, board members instead said there are far too many questions regarding the potential sites to make a decision now. There […]

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Classifieds 02/25/14

A year later, Pember on path to recovery

Bob and Mary (3)

By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]

Whitehall Rifle Club still perfect

The Whitehall Rifle Club finished the first half of the season 7-0 with its strongest outing of the year, by […]

Bascue chosen as one of six drivers

Whitehall-native Codie Bascue was selected as one of six drivers to represent Team USA at the 2015 World Championships in […]

Sidewalk buried

Wheeler Avenue sidewalk frozen

By Dan King Some sidewalks in the Village of Whitehall simply can’t be cleared of snow at this point, officials […]

Granville indoor track does well at Sectionals

Indoor Track

After a fourth place finish at the Wasaren League Championships, the Granville girls indoor track team did one better at […]

Whitehall tops Duanesburg, downed by Greenwich

Justin Hoagland contends Justin Carruthers' jump shot

By Dan King The comeback was courtesy of a 17-1 run in the final 3:26 of the game for Whitehall. […]