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  • Firefighters Say Staff Urgently Needed

    News
    The Herald News
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    DIGHTON -- Representatives from the Fire Department attended the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Wednesday night to address what they say is an urgent scheduling and staffing issue that could affect the quality of care provided by the town’s ambulance service


  • Blaze Blamed on Disposal of Smoking Materials

    News
    Sentinel and Enterprise
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    FITCHBURG -- A fire that left a family homeless, killed their two pets and injured a firefighter was apparently caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials


  • Fireman’s Help Leads to Arrest

    News
    The Herald News
    Posted: January 9th, 2003

    FALL RIVER -- A 32-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a fire and stabbing a month ago in a downtown office building that houses a day care center


  • Search Continues For Missing Bridgewater Man

    News
    The Enterprise
    Posted: January 8th, 2003

    BRIDGEWATER — Friends and family of a farmer missing for three days waited all day Tuesday at a Plain Street farm as dive teams and police dogs continued to search a pond for the 54-year-old man


  • Mass. Cities, Towns Weigh Tax Hikes

    Article
    Posted: January 6th, 2003

    Leaders in many communities across the state say a deep cut in local aid would force them to lay off teachers, firefighters, and police officers.


  • Hathaway Finds Her Job Invigorating

    Article
    Posted: January 6th, 2003

    City government took a step toward resolving its nagging labor problems when the City Council in December authorized Hathaway to pay more than $1 million in retroactive pay raises to Pittsfield firefighters, who have been working for five years under an expired contract.


  • Present and Accounted For

    News
    Norwell Mariner
    Posted: December 27th, 2002

    Once again this holiday season, Norwell firefighters made sure no children went without toys on Christmas Day.