Dodging the Bullet

w Timely DPW Action heads off another flood in Church Street area This is as far as the old King Street Brook got this time. You can see its forward edge in the lower photograph.  It was headed for Church Street again, but never got further than the foot of State. The DPW diverted it there into two … Continue reading Dodging the Bullet

The High Cost of a View

The view from the Fire Scene  When I read the Gazette’s story on the Claudio Guerra fire, it sounded a lot like the 2008 Shepherd’s Hollow blaze that demolished the home of Ed Jazab.  A house up on a hill, a low pressure hydrant, a narrow access road.   Now that I have been out talking to neighbors, … Continue reading The High Cost of a View