Hoosic Valley Ambulance Dist. Exteneded – By C. Barton

Town of Schaghticoke- On October 8th a public hearing was held by the Town of Schaghticoke offering all interested persons on behalf of, or in opposition to, a proposition to extend the boundaries of the Hoosic Valley Ambulance District to include all of the Town of Schaghticoke. Following the public hearing a motion was made to table the resolution at that time.

Read the entire article in the Nov. 27th issue of the Express.

Town to Catch Up on Ambulance Costs – by H. Wessell

TOWN OF STILLWATER, June 18 Supervisor Edward Kinowski on Thursday called the merging of the Stillwater and Malta ambulance/ rescue squads "a very seamless transition, and I really appreciate that. I don't think most people even notice the difference, except they see the word ëMalta' now added to ‘Stillwater,' but that's okay."
But not all that unexpected -- as the late Paul Harvey would say, "the rest of the story" is one of some seams straining.
The Town Board heard the rest from representatives of the Malta Ambulance Service and rescue squad.

Read the entire article in the Sept. 25th issue of the Express.

Johnsonville Ambulance Celebrates 50 Years – by C. Barton


Johnsonville- The Johnsonville Volunteer Ambulance Service (JVAS) held a celebration on Sunday August 10th at the River Road squad house to celebrate 50 years of service to the community. The ambulance service was started in September 1963 by a group of area residents for the purpose of providing emergency medical services to the community. The first formal business meeting was held on September 9th 1963. Prior to the JVAS being formally established, the community was served by neighboring Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad. Many of the members of the newly formed JVAS had been affiliated with Hoosic Valley and the first ambulance owned by the JVAS came from the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad (HVRS).

Read the entire article in the August 14th issue of the Express.