Grand Gorge

Blood drive at Grand Gorge firehouse on July 29

Grand Gorge — The Grand Gorge Rescue Squad will hold an American Red Cross blood drive at their firehouse on Friday, July 29 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. This blood drive was originally scheduled to be held on July 25.

The Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across the nation. 


Memorial Day parades planned for Monday

Area communities will hold annual Memorial Day Parades on Monday, May 31.


Wounded Marine gets hero's welcome in Grand Gorge

By Julia Green
When Grand Gorge native Joshua Williamson was 10 years old, he wanted to be a Marine.
When he was 14, a 15-year-old neighbor lied about his age to join the service and was shipped to Korea, but was soon sent back to the United States when they learned his age. Three years later, that same neighbor re-enlisted – a determination that made an impression on Williamson, who was struck by the fact that a young man would enlist twice during wartime.


Hinkleys saluted for volunteerism

Grand Gorge — Grand Gorge Fire Department members held their annual dinner at the Grand Gorge Firehouse on Saturday, March 27. The event began with an informal get-together where members and invited guests discussed what their departments were involved in during the 2009 year.


Snowbound Grand Gorge resident gets assistance from fire department members

By Karen Hinkley
A Grand Gorge man was helped out by members of the Grand Gorge Fire Department after the huge snowstorm of last week that left over five feet of snow in some locations. The man who lives in a remote area on mountain ridge had been unable to leave his home because of the accumulations of snow and finally reached out for help by contacting Constable Steve Williamson.


Grand Gorge bank robbery suspect ordered held for grand jury action

By Julia Green
One of the two defendants being held in connection with the Jan. 19 robbery of the NBT Bank in Grand Gorge was present at a felony hearing in Roxbury Justice Court last Tuesday evening.
Following testimony, Town Justice Wayne Pebler ruled that there was sufficient reasonable cause to hold the man for grand jury action.


Grand Gorge bank robbery suspects arrested in Atlantic City, N.J.

By Brian Sweeney
Two suspects were arrested in New Jersey on Jan. 20 in a connection with robbery at the Grand Gorge branch of NBT Bank the previous day. Christopher M. Seamans, 31, of Central Square (Oswego County) and Emily E. White, 20, of Oneida (Madison County) were charged with second-degree robbery. They were arrested by the Atlantic City Police Department.


Huge bear killed after slamming into car

By Brian Sweeney
A black bear weighing nearly 600 pounds was killed Thursday night after it ran into a car on Route 30, just south of Grand Gorge. Tom Faraci, athletic director at Roxbury Central School, was heading home to Grand Gorge around 9 p.m. in a mix of rain and snow when the bear charged from the west side of the road and crashed into his car.


Revival services at Pilgrim House

Revival services at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Grand Gorge are being held each evening, September 23-30 at 7:30 and Sunday at 11 a.m.


Grand Gorge woman has MVCC degree

Melissa M. Pasiecnik of Grand Gorge, daughter of Christine and Stan Thorington and Philip and Jackie Pasiecnik, is a 2003 graduate of Roxbury Central School and a 2006 graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College with a certificate in photography and graphic communication.


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