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Beukendaal

Battle for a new station in Glenville

Beukendaal holds its breath as residents prepare to vote

Beukendaal Fire Commissioner Todd Lavery points to the lower roof line of their newest pumper truck, which needed $60,000 in modifications so it would fit into the apparatus bay at the Beukendaal Fire Station on Sacandaga Road in Glenville.
Beukendaal Fire Commissioner Todd Lavery points to the lower roof line of their newest pumper truck, which needed $60,000 in modifications so it would fit into the apparatus bay at the Beukendaal Fire Station on Sacandaga Road in Glenville.
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When Fire Station No. 23 opened in downtown Los Angeles more than 100 years ago, it screamed taxpayer waste. Three stories high, its walls were lined with white enamel tile and the floors were polished oak. The chief’s living quarters were full of Peruvian mahogany, Vermont marble and French beveled glass mirrors. The elevator was noiseless. This was the Taj Mahal of firehouses — a $53,000 extravagance whose unveiling in 1910 so angered the public ...

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