Worthington Home Burns, Fire Claims Couple’s Property for Second Time in Four Years

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA) BY SEAN REAGAN Staff writer WORTHINGTON, MA – A Worthington family lost their home Monday morning when a fast-moving fire engulfed the house in flames leaving nothing but charred wreckage by noon. The fire started in Marian Welch’s soap-making room where she said she was melting wax to make candles. […]

Fire Trucks a Hit on Parade Route

Source: The Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: D.L. STEPHENSON; dstephenson@repub.com EASTHAMPTON, MA – When it comes to fire trucks and fire apparatus parades, some people just can’t seem to get enough. “I go to any parade having to do with fire trucks,” said Nate Arnold of West Springfield, one of the people who lined the way during yesterday’s […]

2 Worthington Blazes Caused by Lightning

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA) By SEAN REAGAN Staff Writer WORTHINGTON, MA – Lightning kept firefighters on the go Thursday afternoon as they responded to damage from back-to-back strikes. Firefighters were finishing up at 301 Dingle Road – where a lightning strike caused approximately $1,000 of damage to household appliances, they estimated, when a Hilltown […]

Safety First at New Hingham

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA) By SEAN REAGAN CHESTERFIELD, MA – At New Hingham Elementary School, fire safety is fun. Joined by members of the Goshen and Chesterfield fire and police departments, the students celebrated the sixth annual SAFE (Student Awareness of Fire Education) Fire Safety Day with musters, crafts, safety skill drills and a […]

Goshen Says Yes to Budget, Ambulance

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA) By SEAN REAGAN Staff Writer GOSHEN, MA – Voters were in an approving mood at Monday’s annual Town Meeting. Not a single nay vote was cast as they worked their way through 18 warrant articles, addressing everything from the operating budget to the gender of library trustees. Voters readily approved […]

Garage Damaged

Source: The Republican (Springfield, MA) SOUTHAMPTON, MA – Fire damaged a detached garage next to a home at 41 Cold Spring Road yesterday, the fire chief said. The homeowners were burning brush in their backyard when a passerby noticed smoke coming from the garage and called 911 at 2:20 p.m., said Southampton Fire Chief Robert […]