Tag Archives: Volunteer Fire Department

Hampton Town Board grappling with increases as it tries to adhere with tax cap

By Derek Liebig Hamstrung by the lowest assessment in the county and burdened by worker’s compensation and health insurance costs, the Hampton Town Board is facing another difficult year as it begins putting together next year’s budget. The board began work last week with nearly $6,000 in expenses to trim from its preliminary budget if […]

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Community Calendar 8/29/13

  Thursday August 29   Motorcycle Rally KILLINGTON Americade will present the Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally Thursday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Sept. 1, based at The Foundry at Summit Pond on the Killington access road.  Featured will be social and special events, a vendor village, bike and stunt shows, live music, a 12-mile parade of […]

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West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction

By Jaime Thomas  Antiques, tools, furniture and food—all of it will be for sale next week at the West Pawlet Volunteer Department Auction. On Thursday, Aug. 29 starting at 6 p.m., members of the community will gather under a tent to bid on a wide variety of goods. Among other bargains will be tables, dressers, […]

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Modern Woodmen of America carnival and parade in Wells

Entertainment, rides and food will all abound for five days this week as the Modern Woodmen of America in Wells celebrates its 75th annual carnival from Wednesday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 17. There will be entertainment nightly and rides for the kids provided by Family Fun Amusements, organizers said. “There’s a lot of new […]

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Annual auction tonight

By Jaime Thomas Anything and everything will be up for bid at the Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department’s annual auction tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. Jon Weiss, department captain, said the long-standing auction, which takes place outside the fire house on Route 133 in Pawlet Village, typically offers “anything under the sun.” Among other items there […]

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Lots of ways to celebrate July 4th

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Parades, concerts, barbecues and fireworks are just a few of the ways local residents can celebrate America’s independence. Communities throughout the area will host Fourth of July celebrations through this weekend. Listed below are a few ways you can celebrate the holiday. Granville Granville’s July 4th celebrations kick off tonight at Veterans Park as the […]

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Busier, but fairly typical year for Dresden FD

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Other than a heavier call volume, the past year has been pretty normal for the Dresden Volunteer Fire Department. “It’s been busier. We’ve seen a few more car accidents and a few more fires than normal but it’s been a fairly typical year,” said department president, Alan Bascue. The volunteer department provides fire protection and […]

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State: Town not obligated to negotiate

The Hampton Town Board has no legal obligation to negotiate a contract with its volunteer fire department according to representative Mackenzie Jewell from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Members of the fire department, however, continue to insist otherwise. Jewell told members of the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department that the town […]

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Hot Topic: Hampton Fire Dept. and town board at odds over funding

The Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and the Hampton town board are embroiled in a contentious contract dispute. Fire department members say they weren’t given an opportunity to negotiate a higher contract and would consider cutting services if a new deal isn’t struck, while the town board believes it has given the department ample support. Members […]

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Elwin G. Gorton

Elwin G. Gorton of Whitehall, N.Y., formally of Newtown, Conn., born on Feb. 17, 1942, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 10, 2013 at Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle, N.Y. after a prolonged illness.  He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Donna Jimatis-Gorton, son Donald John-Parker Gorton both of Whitehall, N.Y.; daughter […]

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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]

Horde edged by Corinth in overtime thriller

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Sometimes a loss feels as good as a win. Granville’s field hockey team may have come out on the wrong […]