Ogdensburg Rescue Squad Completes Purchase Of Hackett's Building

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The Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad recently completed its purchase of the building that was the longtime home of Hackett's Hardware in Ogdensburg.

Renovations to turn the site into the rescue squad's new home are set to begin November 26.

Work is expected to be completed around March 15.

Rescue squad officials say they paid over $460,000 in back and current city and school property taxes on the building as part of the purchase.

Director of Operations Kenneth Gardner says it's an exciting time for the squad.

"This building will enable us to function much more efficiently by providing us with the space we need," he said, adding that the squad has outgrown its current location at 101 State
Street.

"This project also allows for future growth for many years to come,” he said.

The Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad has 55 volunteers, who in 2011 responded to over 2,400 calls.

Fund raising for the new building continues.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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