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Thank you to all for keeping hydrant clear

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As the final, I hope, snow showers of the season blow about outside, I want to thank my neighbors who pushed snow, blew snow or threw snow to keep the fire hydrant clear on our block. I also want to thank the city Department of Public Works crews who cleared snow from the corner, giving us a place to put the additional snow that fell throughout the winter.

On our block, we keep our hydrant cleared in a very informal manner. If you get there first, you handle it.

We have a motto, “The home I save might be my own!” We protect our neighbors’ lives, their pets’ lives, their homes and their possessions.

When firemen arrive at a structural fire, time is of the essence, and valuable time is lost if they must clear the hydrant. Again, thanks to all who made our lives safer.

Karen L. Cunningham

Ogdensburg

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