Region Roundup: Fire Leaves 17 Homeless; Shooting Incident (And More…)
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of April 29, 2012.
An early morning fire on May 1 at a multi-family home on Park Street in Stoughton displaced 17 people, including an infant, Stoughton Fire Chief Mark Dolloff said.
While five families were displaced, there were no reports of injuries to civilians or to the crews that responded, according to SFD Captain Doug Campbell.
The cause of the fire was electrical and it started in the ceiling between the 2nd and 3rd floors, according to the State Fire Marshal's office.
Eight area towns assisted Stoughton in responding to this three-alarm fire.
Area businesses and the Stoughton Schools have started collecting donations for the fire victims, who lost most, if not all of their possessions.
The location of this fire, 34/36 Park St. in Stoughton, presented an ironic twist. Thousands of firefighters statewide have actually fought a computer-based simulated fire at this exact building during training sessions at the Massachusetts Fire Academy.
Easton Police are investigating a shooting incident in Gaslight Village in Easton (off Foundry St. near Five Corners) Sunday night, April 29.
Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said witnesses at the scene saw a black male, dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and carrying a rifle, fire multiple shots directly at 12 Gaslight Village. There were no reports on injuries.
The bridge over Route 95 on Route 495 was dedicated to Massachusetts State Trooper Doug Weddleton on Tuesday at a ceremony in Foxboro.
More than 50 state troopers, along with family and friends, came to the ceremony to remember the trooper’s life and dedication.
Weddleton was killed in June of 2010. He had initially stopped a suspected drunk driver near a constriction zone on Route 95 in Mansfield when another drunk driver struck him.
Following on the heels of a successful Norton 300th Birthday Community Picnic
in 2011, Norton Parks and Recreation announces the 2012 Founders Day Annual Picnic slated for June 23, 2012 at Henri A. Yelle Elementary School.
3,000 people from Norton and surrounding communities are expected to partake in the festivities, which will include a local vendor food court, dunk tank, local music, games, face painting, hot air balloon rides, hay rides, pony rides and fireworks.