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Fort Plain goes siren shopping

Company’s warning system delivers a hefty blast

Fort Plain village officials gather behind the village offices for a flood siren test in September.
Fort Plain village officials gather behind the village offices for a flood siren test in September.
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Fort Plain officials gathered behind the Village Hall on Thursday morning to watch black steel machinery unfold, raising a 300-pound stack of saucers 50 feet into the sky. It wasn’t a death ray — just a very big siren. “That will blow your shirt off,” said Mayor Guy Barton. Mid-State Communications of Oriskany brought in a 129-decibel siren for a demonstration and to get a sense of the acoustics of the village. After the Otsquago ...


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