Fire Damages Williamsburg House

Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI WILLIAMSBURG, MA – Fire Chief Roger Bisbee said yesterday that an electrical switch in a cellar stairway caused a fire Tuesday which heavily damaged a house on Route 9 and left a family of four homeless. Bisbee said the blaze at the two-story, combination frame and concrete block house at […]

Blaze Destroys Lodge

Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI CUMMINGTON, MA – A blaze possibly started by a lightning bolt leveled the vacant Berkshire Snow Basin lodge early yesterday. Cummington Fire Chief Bernard Forgea said the wood structure, which was supported by steel girders and encased in large picture windows, was engulfed in flames that were shooting high into […]

Scarecrow Contest Boosts Hilltowns

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI GOSHEN, MA – Between the lazy days of summer and the brisk fall foliage season comes the day of the scarecrow, and the local bed and breakfast association here is hoping to stir interest in this familiar autumnal character with its first annual Berkshire/Hampshire Hills Scarecrow Competition. Members of […]

Ambulances Get Boost, Business Association Makes First Contribution

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI GOSHEN, MA – The Williamsburg and Haydenville Business Association has made its maiden charitable contribution – a $450 check to the Goshen Fire Department ambulance fund. Association President David Majercik presented the check Monday to Goshen Fire Chief Francis Dresser that will be used to pay for capital expenses […]

Firemen Without Drinking Water

Source: Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) GOSHEN, MA – The Goshen Fire Department station finds itself without drinking water, the result of a spring-fed well going dry. Fire Chief Francis Dresser said the well, which is only six feet deep, was dug three years ago when the new fire station was built. The well was dug […]