Tag Archives: Volunteer Fire Department

West Pawlet Firefighters to aid NYC

A group of volunteer firefighters from West Pawlet will lend a hand to a small neighborhood in the southeastern corner of Queens that was hurt by Hurricane Sandy. Meadowmere Park, which comprises just four streets and six blocks, is surrounded by water on all sides and residents estimate that flooding has destroyed every home’s basement […]

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Emergency crews moving to narrowband

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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5K Run and Walk to benefit Poultney Fire Department

There is a Firefighter’s 5k Run and Walk on Oct. 6 in Poultney at 9 a.m. Open to runners and walkers of all skill levels this flat and fast course takes you from the Poultney Fire House, through scenic streets, past Green Mountain College and back to the Poultney Fire House.  Proceeds go to benefit […]

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Hampton breaks ground on new town hall

After nearly a decade of planning and a few months after residents voiced their support, officials in Hampton officially broke ground on construction of a new town hall last week. Around 30 people — current and former town officials, members of the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, and interested residents — attended a ground-breaking ceremony, held […]

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Community Calendar 8/16/12

  Thursday August 16   Raffle Winners SHUSHAN  The Shushan Volunteer Fire Department announces the winners of the top three prizes at its recent carnival fundraiser on Aug. 2 to 4. A Telescope Furniture patio set was won by Laura Livingston; 100 gallons of fuel oil from McCauley & Tucker Oil Company was won by […]

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Edgar F. Haskins, 93

Edgar Forrest Haskins, age 93, died early Tuesday morning, July 24, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, following a couple years of declining health. He was born on Jan. 16, 1919, in Pawlet, Vt., the son of Edgar L. and Mary (Licence) Haskins. Edgar started and operated Haskins Propane and Appliances in Pawlet for many […]

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Hampton fire dept. asking for increased funding

The Hampton Volunteer Fire Department’s president painted a bleak picture of the organization’s ability to remain solvent if the town doesn’t increase its budget. Eric Mead said without more money the department will have a difficult time covering its expenses. “Our expenditures are getting above our head,” Mead said. “There’s no more to cut.” The […]

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It’s Game Dinner Season – Pawlet gets started Nov. 12

Wild game supper time  Early snow might not be what residents of the region wanted to see on the heels of a tropical storm, but one sign of late fall weather many look forward to are the wild game suppers around the Lakes Region. From bear to deer and even moose, the game suppers in […]

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It’s Game Dinner Season – Rupert/Tinmouth Nov. 19

More to come. Game suppers to benefit two other fire departments come later in the month in Rupert and Tinmouth.   For those who are too busy hunting or simple can’t make it to Pawlet’s Game Supper, the Tinmouth Volunteer Fire Department will host its 42nd annual Community Game Supper on Saturday, Nov. 19, starting […]

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Hartford holds budget increase to one percent

Haff: one percent due to outside factors   The Hartford Town Board continues its frugal ways as the budget passed at its October meeting will increase by just one percent. Supervisor Dana Haff said just one year after dropping the tax levy 15 percent, the levy will just miss remaining flat and rise just about […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]