Winds Whip House Fire

Williamsburg blaze routs 4 families; none injured Source: Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: FRED CONTRADA WILLIAMSBURG, MA – Firefighters from here and Goshen battled high winds to contain a fire that whipped through a four-family home on Williams Street yesterday. Fire Chief Roger Bisbee said no one was injured in the blaze that caused an estimated […]

New Funds Sought for Police HQ

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: MIKE PLAISANCE PELHAM, MA – Town Meeting members will be asked this spring to approve as much as $120,000 in extra funding for the new police station, in addition to the $5.8 million already appropriated, a step that the Finance Committee chairwoman yesterday said was unexpected. “It certainly came as a […]

House Fire Leaves Couple Homeless

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: CAITLIN ROTHER CUMMINGTON, MA – An engaged couple was left homeless yesterday morning after a fire tore through their wood frame house, killing two puppies, nine newborn kittens and two of their three mother cats. Four 10-week-old puppies, seven one-week-old kittens and one nursing mother cat survived the fire. Officials believe […]

Road Crews Sever Cables for Phones

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: WILLIAM FOSHER; RAY KELLY NORTHAMPTON, MA – Crews working on the reconstruction of King Street yesterday afternoon severed a fiber-optic cable that provides long-distance service to Hamsphire County and sections of Franklin County. The accident disrupted access to emergency dispatch services in western hilltowns of Hampshire County, which call an Amherst-based […]

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 […]