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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wellesley Island, New York, Orleans, Fire Department

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