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Fonda Fire Department set to close

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At midnight March 14, the Fonda Fire Department will close its doors, ending 139 years of service. “We sort of knew it was coming,” said Fire Chief Donald Wagoner. “We’re still not happy about it.” Consolidation talks between village Mayor Bill Peeler and the town of Mohawk Fire District have been going on for months now. At Monday night’s Village Board meeting, a contract with the neighboring fire district was approved by a 4-1 vote, ...

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