Maureen Pomerville has been awarded the Woman of the Year award by the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women in Leonardtown, Md.

Each year, the commission recognizes one woman who has made significant contributions to her local community through volunteering and creativity.

Pomerville, daughter of Robert Gibbs of Moriah and the late Irene Gibbs, grew up in Port Henry and has lived in Leonardtown for seven years with her husband, John Pomerville, and two children, Chantel and Jay.

Pomerville was named Woman of the Year for her willingness to jump in and help those in need in any way she can, giving freely of her time, groceries, furniture, and most of all, friendship. She was one of seven women nominated for the award.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congressman Steny Hoyer and the St. Mary’s County commissioners were on hand to present the award to Maureen.



Hall Communications, owners of 106.7 WIZN, 99.9 The Buzz, 98.9 WOKO, KOOL 105 and 1230 WJOY, has announced the addition of several new members to its sales team.

Angie Myers has joined the Hall Communications sales staff as a radio marketing consultant for WIZN and The Buzz, with responsibilities for handling local accounts in Chittenden, Washington and Lamoille counties.

Jamey Magowan has joined Hall Communications as a marketing consulatant for WOKO/WMOY/WKOL, with responsibilities for handling local accounts in northwest Vermont.

Nate Miller has joined the Hall Communications sales staff as a radio marketing consultant for WIZN and The Buzz, with responsibilities for handling local accounts in Chittenden and Addison counties.

Jeff Bushey also has joined the Hall Communications sales staff as a radio marketing consultant for WIZN and The Buzz, with responsibilities for handling local accounts in northwest Vermont.



Crown Point Fire Department had eight members qualify as certified firefighters from the New York State Firefighter 1 course.

“This strenuous multi-week class trains new firefighters on the basics of fire suppression,” Assistant Chief Joseph Norton said.

The new certified firefighters are Steven Hunsdon, Fred Gonyo, James Marshall, Travis Tabor, Trevor Taylor, Greg J. Trombley, Elizabeth Hinds and Robin Holmberg.

The students were required to pass written as well as practical exams at the fire training facility in Saratoga County in order to become certified.

Norton said Crown Point had 250 fire and rescue-ambulance service calls last year.

He said anyone interested in joining should visit them at their drills held every Tuesday night at Fire Station 1 on Main Street in Crown Point or speak to any current member.

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