Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
Fire damages Dennis home
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:45:32 -0800
A fire that heavily damaged a home on Beach Street in Dennis may have been started by fireplace ash disposed of in a garage. The Dennis fire and police departments responded to a reported fire at 1:14 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 161 Beach Street. When the firefighters arrived they encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage of a 2 ½ story colonial style home.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 12:45:32 PM - SOURCE: Yarmouth Wicked Local
Construction of Dracut fire station to begin in spring
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:40:04 -0800
Construction on the town's new Collinsville fire station will begin in the spring now that Town Meeting has approved an article that funded an additional $1 million dollars for the long-awaited project. Town Manager Jim Duggan last Monday told a crowd of residents in the Lester G. Richardson Center for the Performing Arts at Dracut High School that the payment will come out of the general fund.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2018 4:40:04 AM - SOURCE: Lowell Sun
Fairhaven: Fire at Jake's Diner possibly caused by discarded smokes
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:45:17 -0800
A fire Monday afternoon at the rear deck of Jake’s Diner was quickly extinguished by the Fairhaven Fire Department, said Fairhaven Firefighter/Information officer Wayne Oliveira. The fire was called in at 1 p.m. and firefighters arrived to see flames at back loading deck of Jake’s Diner at 102 Alden Rd in Fairhaven.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 11:45:17 AM - SOURCE: New Bedford Standard-Times (South Coast Times)
Officials Investigating House Fire in Northborough
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:22:24 -0800
Officials are investigating after a fire broke out at a Northborough home early Sunday. According to the fire department, they responded to a report of a shed fire with a possible basement fire in a home at 93 Maynard Street in Northborough, Massachusetts at 12:32 a.m. Sunday. When officials arrived, they discovered that the shed was well involved and the reported basement fire had spread to the attic.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2018 2:22:24 PM - SOURCE: NECN
Early morning fire consumes Cape Cod home
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:45:46 -0800
Fire consumed a Sandwich home early Sunday morning, destroying much of the structure before firefighters could even arrive. The fire at 11 Jacobs Meadow Rd. started around 3:50 a.m., the fire chief said. By the time firefighters arrived, the home was about 75 percent engulfed in flames. A second alarm was struck to call for additional assistance.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2018 4:45:46 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
Four Residents Displaced Following Pittsfield Fire
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:57:57 -0800
Four people are displaced after a fire tore through the rear of their South Church Street home. Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said firefighters responded at 12:24 Saturday afternoon to the call at 7 South Church St. One of the occupants, who was the only one home at the time, of the two-family home heard the smoke alarm and then found a fire on the rear porch.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2018 2:57:57 PM - SOURCE: The Berkshires Online
One person injured following Amherst fire
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A fire early this morning inside a building that houses the elderly and disabled in Amherst sent one woman to a Boston hospital and as many as 70 people weren't sure if they would be able to return home today. Most of the people living in this building were able to go home. Only a few have to stay with family for a few days while repairs are made inside.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WesterMass news
Report: $60,000 missing from Hudson Firefighters Relief Association
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 04:41:14 -0800
A Channel 5 Investigates report found $60,000 missing from the Hudson Firefighters Relief Association Fund and firefighters suspect that retired Chief John Blood is the culprit. The Channel 5 report that aired Wednesday cited a police report that referenced missing money from the firefighters’ relief fund and a separate investigation over credit card purchases made by Blood - who was placed on administrative leave in March and later retired - and charged to the town.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 4:41:14 AM - SOURCE: Milford Daily News
SUV slams into scaffolding on Grove Street in Worcester
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:53:08 -0800
A Mohave Road man is facing drunk driving charges after crashing his sport utility vehicle into construction scaffolding on Grove Street early Thursday morning. Police said the scaffolding took the brunt of the hit at the Northworks building at 102 Grove St., but the building was not compromised. Police went to the building at 12:16 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 11:53:08 AM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Spending questions, accusations of missing funds follow Hudson fire chief's retirement
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:30:56 -0800
In Hudson, frustrated firefighters are sounding the alarm on their former chief, John Blood. Records obtained by 5 Investigates are shedding some light on the situation, including a police report referencing missing money from a firefighters' relief fund and a separate credit card investigation over credit card purchases made by the chief and charged to the town.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 7:30:56 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
Chilmark fire chief sees danger in poor road signage
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:04:24 -0800
Chilmark is known for rustic and artsy roads signs and house numbers. For first responders, more often than not, it’s not a good thing, Fire Chief David Norton told the selectmen Tuesday night. Norton, along with selectmen’s liaison to the fire department Don Leopold, informed the board they are about to embark on a plan to upgrade signs in Chilmark as a matter of public safety.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 1:04:24 PM - SOURCE: Martha's Vineyard Times
Flood responders prepare for next 'Irene' in Charlemont
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:53:19 -0800
The entire Deerfield River watershed has flooded, damaging or destroying all bridges on roads and railways over the Deerfield River – including Routes 116, Routes 2 and 5, and Interstate 91. At least 700 people are reported missing and bodies have been seen in the river. Hazardous materials from sewer flooding are reported; drinking water is compromised and boiling water is required.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 9:53:19 PM - SOURCE: Greenfield Recorder
Two-Car Accident Causes Rollover on West Main Street in North Adams
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:21:50 -0800
A teenager is facing charges after driving in the wrong lane and causing a rollover accident on West Main Street on Wednesday afternoon. The occupant of the other vehicle had to be extricated by firefighters and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center's North Adams campus with injuries. The 17-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, was westbound just before 3 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 2:21:50 PM - SOURCE: The Berkshires Online
Stockbridge town counsel begins probe into 'scam' that cost town thousands
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:00:49 -0800
The town has launched an investigation into a "scam" resulting in from $10,000 to $100,000 in overcharges for unneeded supplies delivered to and billed to the Fire Department. "Let's let the lawyers get into this," Select Board Chairman Donald Chabon told The Eagle on Wednesday, noting that the excessive equipment delivered to the department consisted of "disposable material.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 5:00:49 AM - SOURCE: Berkshire Eagle
Hazmat team shuts Boston polling place
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:46:06 -0800
A suspicious white powder found amid a stack of absentee ballots temporarily closed a Boston polling place yesterday, officials say. As thousands of voters flocked to 735 Shawmut Ave. to cast their ballots, Stephanie Thomas, a clerk, saw the white substance amid the ballots. “As we were going through absentee ballots, I observed a lot of white substances,” Thomas told the Herald.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 7:46:06 AM - SOURCE: Boston Herald
Westport applies for SAFER funds to staff fire department
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:04:37 -0800
The Fire Department got the nod from selectmen to pursue a federal grant that will add four more firefighters/paramedics to its ranks. Selectmen authorized Fire Chief Brian Legendre to apply for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response — also known as the SAFER grant. Selectmen warned that after the grant funding is expended — the town might not be able to sustain the new positions.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 1:04:37 PM - SOURCE: Fall River Herald News
Millbury fire, police departments benefit from Moore budget amendment
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:45:33 -0800
As the State Senate concluded its debate on the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget, Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) announced that many of his amendments were adopted as part of the final budget package. The amendments seek to bolster funding for programs and institutions that serve residents of the Second Worcester District and the Commonwealth at-large.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 1:45:33 AM - SOURCE: Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Beverly: Man indicted in connection with van full of explosives
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:45:41 -0800
A Beverly man has been indicted on five counts of illegal possession of explosives, which were discovered in a U-Haul van he rented last June. Christopher Regan, 32, of 110 Northridge Road, is expected to appear in Salem Superior Court within the next several weeks for arraignment on the charges. Regan was initially charged in a district court case following an investigation by Beverly and state police and the fire marshal's office into the discovery.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 1:45:41 AM - SOURCE: Salem News
Falmouth woman killed in pickup vs tree crash in Dennis
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 18:40:18 -0800
On Tuesday at 8:34 pm the Dennis Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a single car motor vehicle crash on Route 28 at Old Jail Lane in West Dennis. On arrival officers found that a 2002 Ford truck, traveling east on Route 28, had left the south side of the road and struck a large tree.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 6:40:18 PM - SOURCE: CapeCod.com
Duxbury: Firefighters Hike 3 Miles Through Deep Water, Woods To Rescue Hunter
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:18:47 -0800
Emergency workers hiked three miles through thick woods and water, sometimes up to their chest, to find a hunter stuck in the mud in Duxbury. In thigh-deep water, the Norwell man waved for help from the troopers overhead in the Air Wing and then the ground search began Saturday night; Duxbury firefighters, in survival suits, trudged in the dark, through thick brush and sometimes deep, marshy areas.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 8:18:47 PM - SOURCE: CBS Boston

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