Event Honors Fran Dresser

Event honors Fran Dresser Folks just couldn’t let him retire without a bash Reprinted, with permission, from the Country Journal – October 26, 2006 By Lisa Connell GOSHEN, MA – Retired Fire Chief Francis Dresser, a WW II veteran of the highly decorated 96th Infantry Division in the South Pacific and an admirer of General Douglas […]

Deep Thanks Offered to Chief Dresser

Used by permission.  Copyright GazetteNET.com By SEAN REAGAN Staff Writer NORTHAMPTON, MA – More than 150 firefighters and rescue personnel and their families gathered at the Florence Elks Lodge last week to honor retired Goshen Fire Chief Francis S. Dresser, who stepped down this year after 55 years of service. ‘I had asked them not […]

Woman Named 1st Fire Chief

Source: The Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: DIANE LEDERMAN; dlederman@repub.com GOSHEN, MA – This town of less than 1,000 became the first of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts to appoint a female fire chief. Selectmen this week named Susan M. Labrie to the town’s top fire post on Monday night. Labrie, 42, has been a volunteer […]

Goshen First Town in State With Woman as Fire Chief

Source: The Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: DIANE LEDERMAN; dlederman@repub.com GOSHEN, MA – Score one for women. Goshen became the first town in Massachusetts to appoint a woman fire chief this week. Selectmen named Susan M. Labrie to the town’s top fire post Monday night. Labrie, 42, has been a volunteer ever since she and her husband moved […]

Crash Injures Boy Scout Camp Staff

Used by permission.  Copyright GazetteNET.com By TAMARA LLOSA-SANDOR Staff Writer WILLIAMSBURG, MA – All four young men injured in Tuesday’s one-car crash in Williamsburg were counselors on their night off from the Boy Scout camp in neighboring Chesterfield. The driver, Shawn Robbins, 20, of 43 Harryell St., Pittsfield, remained in critical condition today at Baystate […]

Crash Illustrates Coordinated Response to Injuries, 4 Hurt in Williamsburg Accident

Rescue workers from half a dozen Hilltowns work with hydraulic tools to free the passengers trapped Tuesday in a car that crashed on Petticoat Hill Road in Williamsburg. Rescue workers from half a dozen Hilltowns work with hydraulic tools to free the passengers trapped Tuesday in a car that crashed on Petticoat Hill Road in […]