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UPDATED: Cambridge home heavily damaged by fire

CAMBRIDGE — A home in the village of Cambridge was heavily damaged by fire early Tuesday, and two pets apparently died.

Firefighters were called to the home at the corner of Division and Spring streets around 6:45 a.m.

Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell said the owner, himself a volunteer firefighter, had left for work in Greenwich a short time earlier, and no one was in the home.

A dog and cat were believed to have died in the fire. Bell said the home did not appear salvageable.

Bell said the fire appeared to have started with a portable electric heater that was left on in a bathroom when residents had left.

American Red Cross volunteers from the northeastern New York chapter also came to the scene and provided emergency aid, according to a press release from the organization. Financial assistance was provided for shelter, food and clothing, and emotional support was also provided.

The Cambridge Fire Department wrote on its Facebook page that clothing and donations were being accepted for homeowner Robert Green and his son, Dakota.

Clothing can be dropped off at the Dempsey residence, 255 Ash Grove Road in Cambridge. Sizes are as follows:

Robert Green:

3XL shirt, size 10 shoes/boots, 40 x 30 pants, socks, underwear, pajama bottoms, winter coat, hat and gloves.


11 1/2 shoes, 30x30 pants and medium shirts.

They also need toiletries, and if you would like to donate cash to help the family, it can be done under Robert Green’s name at TCT Federal Credit Union.

An online fund has been set up at

“As the day moves on and reality sets in we will be sharing more ways to help our brother,” the department posted on Facebook.

Police: Two taken to hospital after Easton crash

EASTON — Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday when two pickup trucks collided at an intersection on Route 40.

State Police said the drivers’ injuries did not appear life-threatening. They were taken to Albany Medical Center after the 4:30 a.m. crash at the intersection of Route 40 and Bulson Road.

Police identified the drivers as Quinn Saunders, 24, of Greenwich and Martin Perkins, 36, of Schaghtioke. They said Perkins was heading north on Route 40 and Saunders west on Bulson Road when the collision occurred.

Their conditions were not immediately available from the hospital available later Tuesday.

The investigation was ongoing and tickets were expected, according to State Police.

Today's meetings 11.15

Cambridge Central School District Board, Policy Committee Meeting, District Office Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

Cambridge Village Board, Public Meeting/Forum, Municipal Building, 7 p.m.

Horicon Planning Board, Regular Meeting, Community Center, Brant Lake, 7 p.m.

Kingsbury Planning Board, Regular Meeting, Town Hall, Court/Board Room, 6 Michigan St., Hudson Falls, 7 p.m.

Lake George Village Planning Board, Regular Meeting, Administration Building, 6 p.m.

Minerva Town Board, Parks and Recreation Committee, Town Hall, 7 p.m.

Northumberland Fire District No. 1, Regular Meeting, Gansevoort Firehouse Conference Room, 7 p.m.

Saratoga Town Planning Board, Regular Meeting, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

South Glens Falls Village Board, Regular Meeting, Village Municipal Complex, 7 p.m.

Victory Planning Board, Regular Meeting, Village Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Warren-Washington Counties IDA Board, Executive Park Committee/Civic Development Corp. Executive Committee, Regular Meeting, FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, PC, 9:30 a.m./immediately following.

Washington County Board, Audit Committee, County Building B, 9 a.m.

Washington County Board, Adhoc Trails Committee, County Building B, 10:30 a.m.

Whitehall Town Board, Regular Meeting, Town Hall, 7 p.m.

Wilton Planning Board, Regular Meeting, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.

CANCELED: Corinth Village Board, Regular Meeting, Corinth Firehouse, 6 p.m.

Quote of the day

"We're stilling praying for answers."

Thomas Messick Jr., a Troy resident, referring to his father, Thomas Messick Sr., who vanished in the woods of Horicon while hunting with friends and relatives two years ago this week    Story, PAGE A1

New York State Lottery winning numbers for Nov. 14

Tuesday’s winning numbers

Numbers Early: 5-0-2, Lucky Sum: 7, Late: 0-2-0, Lucky Sum: 2

Win 4 Early: 3-4-8-6, Lucky Sum: 21, Late: 6-7-8-7, Lucky Sum: 28

Pick 10 7-13-14-17-23-24-25-26-29-33-41-42-44-47-48-49-59-63-64-71

Monday’s late numbers

Take 5 6-18-26-27-29

Cash 4 Life 9-17-21-29-58

For Tuesday’s late numbers, please see Thursday’s edition or go to