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By Sandy Korda

BENSON | A fire on April 29 heavily damaged the Benson Village Store and U.S. Post Office building in the village of Benson. The building is located at 744 Lake Rd. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Thom Randall

LAKE GEORGE | Richard Feathers II stood in the driveway of his homestead on the side of a hill in rural Lake George Monday, gazing at the charred skeleton of his bi-level house, still smoldering from a blaze that started nearly five hours earlier. Read more

The Sun

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Photo by Elizabeth Izzo

PLATTSBURGH | As staffing at local volunteer fire departments continues to wane, five Plattsburgh area squads are joining forces to host a community event designed to attract new members. Read more

The Sun

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Having well trained and equipped emergency services can mean the difference between life and death. In rural towns across the state we ask brave men and women to volunteer for the safety and well-being of our communities. Read more

Guest Columnists

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Local firefighters may soon have a new place to complete hands-on field training. Read more

The Sun

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WARRENSBURG | Enduring sub-zero temperatures, firefighters from Warrensburg and neighboring towns battled a fire Jan. 31 that caused substantial damage to Bob Griffin & Sons Automotive on Main Street in Warrensburg. Read more

The Sun

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WESTPORT | The Westport Fire District is in the preliminary stages of replacing the Westport Hose Company Firehouse. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has upheld the decision of an arbitration panel and ordered the City of Plattsburgh to pay its firefighters $740,109 in backpay and retroactive wage increases. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The city’s firefighters are doing more than battling flames this month. Read more

The Sun 1 Comments

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Community residents, clergy and businesses began the process of recovery, after a mid-afternoon fire the day after New Year’s destroyed the historic Schroon Lake Community Church and heavily damaged the neighboring parsonage... Read more

The Sun

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CROWN POINT | Francis Cook began running fire calls on an engine that was built more than 70 years ago. Read more

The Sun

Throughout the course of this year, I have had the opportunity to meet many first-responders in the fire service, emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management through the Governor’s Capitol for a Day initiative. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

LAKE GEORGE | All prospective employees of the village of Lake George, as well as village firefighters driving firetrucks, will from now on be required to submit to drug tests. Read more

The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Public Safety Committee took steps to find the right site for a proposed fire safety training building, a project that won $500,000 in grant funding through state Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) last April. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | County supervisors are working to find a site for the new Emergency Services fire training building. Read more

The Sun

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WARRENSBURG | Warrensburg Fire Chief Kevin Roth looked out over the dozens of firefighters and other emergency responders — surrounded by about 120 area citizens — who gathered to participate in the annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony... Read more

The Sun

I am a volunteer firefighter in Clinton County and I want to thank all the volunteers working hard to help Altona during this recent wildland fire. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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KEENE | There are 20 new fire officers in Essex County. Read more

The Sun

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MONKTON | Firefighters helped rescue a group of ice anglers on Cedar Lake, near Monkton Road, on March 6. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

LAKE GEORGE | The pending proposal to purchase a new aerial fire truck was raised again at the Feb. 12 Lake George Village Board meeting, following a public informational meeting six days earlier when the controversial idea appeared... Read more

The Sun