Auction Falls Short of $10,000 Target

Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI GOSHEN, MA – An attempt to raise $10,000 for the purchase of two-way radios for emergency medical technicians in the towns of Goshen, Chesterfield and Williamsburg fell short this weekend, but subsequent events are planned to make up the shortfall. Goshen Fire Chief Francis Dresser said the drive toward the […]

Bridge Closing Hard on Apple Business

Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: ELIZABETH FREY Chesterfield, MA – Millie Chick’s new apple business went bust when the Steven’s Brook Bridge connecting her orchards to the rest of town was closed last fall. The bridge’s closure two weeks ago for repairs has flattened her hopes for any summer customers. “If we get five cars going by […]

Goshen Residents Puzzled by Suicide of Local Couple

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: ELIZABETH FREY GOSHEN – Susan and Barry Richardson were building for a future they would not see. On Wednesday afternoon, Susan Richardson shot herself to death behind the couple’s new home on Bissell Road. The couple had been working on the home for more than a year. While police were investigating […]

Fire Department Report – 1951

Source: 1951 Annual Town Report To the Board of Selectmen: Herewith is submitted the second annual report of the Fire Department. One of the goals for which we have worked so long has been reached.  After a careful inspection by the New England Fire Insurance Rating Association the Fire Department was found to meet sufficient […]

Fire Department Report – 1950

Source: 1950 Annual Report for the Town of Goshen To the Board of Selectmen: Herewith is submitted the first annual report of the activities of the Fire Department.  In less than two years as a regularly organized Fire Department we have constructed a building, purchased and equipped a 500 gallon per minute pumper and a […]

Group Has Plan For $1000 Raised

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette Goshen – Feb. 3 – An article in the warrant for the annual town meeting Feb. 14, calls for action or appropriation relative to the purchase of firefighting equipment.  This question has been under consideration since 1945 and in 1946 $200 was voted for chemical fire extinguishers to be placed in […]

Goshen Child, 7, Falls in School, Dies of Hurts

Roger Beals, Jr., Suffers Ruptured Kidney While at Play Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette GOSHEN, Nov. 21 – Injured when he tripped and fell in the basement of the Goshen School yesterday afternoon, Roger Beals, seven years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Beals, died this morning in Cooley Dickenson Hospital, Northampton, after an emergency operation […]