When firemen have to watch a building burn down ( first published April 2009)

After the fire If you look at the Youtube video of the fire up at Meadowbrook Apartments in 2009; you’ll see something strange.  The firemen are moving slowly, almost if they had been struck with narcolepsy. There is no urgency, there seems to be no attack on the fire going on.  To read the article, … Continue reading When firemen have to watch a building burn down ( first published April 2009)

Not their finest hour: Questions raised by neighbors in the Shepherd’s Hollow blaze.

A wake-up call for western Northampton? This story began for me about six weeks ago when I ran into Garson Fields, owner of Berkshire Electrical Cable, coming out of Foster Farrar. “Did you hear about that fire up on Shepherds Hollow?” he says, “Did you hear that the house burnt to the ground, and the … Continue reading Not their finest hour: Questions raised by neighbors in the Shepherd’s Hollow blaze.