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Claim leads to cancellation of Prospect's Fireman's Field Days

By Melissa Sullivan

PROSPECT, N.Y. (WKTV) - After more than 80 years, the Prospect Fire Company's annual Fireman's Field Days will no longer take place on Labor Day weekend.

According to fire chief Wayne Premo, the Village of Prospect and Prospect Fire Company have been hit with a large worker's compensation claim stemming from the 2008 field days. The claim has the potential to dissolve the fire company and possibly the village.

The 68th annual Prospect Fireman's Fast-Pitch Softball tournament will be played as usual. The tournament, the longest running in the country, will start with two games on Friday and continue throughout the weekend.

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