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Meadowgreens lost to fire


Meadowgreens, a popular restaurant and entertainment spot at 1242 Route 9H in Ghent, was gutted by fire Thursday, January 21. Photo by Lance Wheeler.W.GHENT–The Meadowgreens Restaurant at 1242 Route 9H was gutted by fire Thursday, January 21.

A passerby reported the blaze to 911 at 4:10 a.m. West Ghent firefighters and the Greenport Rescue Squad were immediately called to the scene. Arriving firefighters reported flames visible through the roof.

Mutual aid was called in from Stottville, Stockport, Ghent, Stuyvesant, Claverack and Valatie with its ladder truck. Stuyvesant Falls and Greenport stood by. The Sheriff’s Office, County Fire and Emergency Medical Services coordinators and New York State Electric and Gas crews were all on the scene.

West Ghent firefighters and the Cause and Origin Team were still on the fire scene as of late Thursday afternoon trying to determine the cause.


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