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City of Watertown has reportedly spent over $350K in its legal battle with fire department
Posted by news on 4/27/2017 4:40:00 AM.
The ongoing contract battle with the fire department has cost the city of Watertown well over $300,000. That's how much the city spent on legal fees through January of this year, with the number now estimated to be closer to $360,000.

City of Watertown, New York, legal fee, fire department, City Council

Budget discussions in Watertown include firefighter's OT and potential funding for zoo
Posted by news on 4/26/2017 4:47:00 AM.
Lawmakers in Watertown had their first chance to disect the latest proposed budget as a group Tuesday night. And according to the Watertown Daily Times, the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park and the city's Fire Department were debated.

Watertown, New York, budget, City Council, fire department, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

Rose named first female chief of a St. Lawrence County fire department
Posted by news on 4/24/2017 4:35:00 AM.
The newest fire chief in Potsdam just so happens to be the first-ever woman to lead a department in St. Lawrence County history.

Potsdam, New York, fire department, Chief Danielle Rose

DeMar, one-time Watertown City Council candidate, back in old position within fire department
Posted by news on 4/13/2017 4:26:00 AM.
The firefighter who ran for City Council in Watertown has been given his old position back within the department.

Todd DeMar, Watertown, City Council, Fire Department

Fire Chief Herman supports current staffing levels, counters city of Watertown officials plans
Posted by news on 3/29/2017 4:38:00 AM.
According to City of Watertown Fire Chief Dale Herman, there is "no standard, best practice or consultant study" to support lowering staffing levels in his department.

Watertown, New York, Fire Department, City Council

Firefighters vs. the City of Watertown to before judge in May
Posted by news on 3/23/2017 4:40:00 AM.
The battle between the city of Watertown and its fire department will go before an Appellate Court judge in May.

Watertown, New York, City Council, Fire Department

Watertown ripping through budget for fire department overtime
Posted by news on 3/21/2017 4:51:00 AM.
With about three months to go in the fiscal year, the city of Watertown has gone through $430,000 in overtime spending for the fire department.

Watertown, New York, fire department, City Council, officials

Sheriff's deputies: Man forged application to join local fire department
Posted by news on 3/14/2017 4:46:00 AM.
Applying for membership at a volunteer fire department landed a Jefferson County man behind bars, facing a felony charge.

Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York, fire department, lying on application

City of Watertown lawmakers pass on grant that could have helped fire department
Posted by news on 2/7/2017 5:13:00 AM.
The city of Watertown has passed on applying for a grant that could have helped rehire laidoff firefighters, retained current members and potentially even cut down on overtime expenses.

City of Watertown, New York, City Council, Fire Department, grant

New fire station approved for Wellesley Island
Posted by news on 2/2/2017 5:03:00 AM.
A new fire station is officially on the way for the crew on Wellesley Island.

Wellesley Island, New York, Orleans, Fire Department

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