State Awards Grants for Fire Education

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) The Executive Office of Public Safety awarded Student Awareness of Fire Education grants yesterday to the city and three other area communities. Pittsfield will receive $5,225, Goshen gets $3,224, Lanesborough, $3,224, and Cummington, $3,115. SAFE grants are given to local fire departments for student fire-safety education in public schools. Training also […]

Steeplejack Plummets to Death

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: FRED CONTRADA WILLIAMSBURG, MA –  Bruce Niemitz and a co-worker were planning to install just one sheet of metal on the steeple of the First Congregational Church yesterday morning before calling it a day. Before they could finish putting the piece of sheet metal in place, Niemitz slipped and fell 80 […]