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Keene, Gov. Cuomo celebrate new fire house

Assemblyman Dan Stec, Congressman Bill Owens, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Betty Little, Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee, Keene Volunteer Fire Department Board of Commissioners Chairman Alan Carey and Chief Jody Whitney cut the ribbon to the new firehose June 29.

Assemblyman Dan Stec, Congressman Bill Owens, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Betty Little, Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee, Keene Volunteer Fire Department Board of Commissioners Chairman Alan Carey and Chief Jody Whitney cut the ribbon to the new firehose June 29. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “As we all sit in here, I am sure that we still have images in our head from that storm,” state Sen. Betty Little said. “I am very proud that we have had the governor here to help us through that time. This is a great firehouse that is very appropriate, very well done and a place that will serve the community well for many years to come.”

“We have all been working together comprehensively to deliver to our constituents, and that is the kind of thing that you should demand from us in the future,” Congressman Bill Owens said.

Members of the department also expressed their gratitude for the new facility.

“It is with great pride and satisfaction that I am here to help celebrate the opening of this new building,” Chairman of the Keene Fire Commissioners Alan Carey said.

“I am very ecstatic that this day has arrived,” Chief Jody Whitney said. “It has been a lot of hard work and the hard work has paid off in this fantastic building that would not have been possible without the assistance of so many, including the state and Gov. Cuomo.”

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