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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Obituary: Roger T. White

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Middle Granville, NY – Roger Thurman White, age 85, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, […]

State investigating pig

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By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur […]

Freed quashes village hall rumor

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By Matthew Saari John Freed, one of the more vocal critics of the village-town joint purchase of the former TD […]

Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

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By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly […]

Granville school test results mixed

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By PJ Ferguson   While the Granville Central School District boasts high numbers for English Language Arts, Earth Science, Living […]

Ice fishing derbies revving up

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Vermont may be famous for its flowing maple syrup and rolling Green Mountains most of the year, but during the […]

Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita […]

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