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July 25th, 2013

Rt. 69 Reopens After Threat

by Christopher O'Brien
Firefighters Evacuate a Resident

Firefighters Evacuate a Resident

Traffic on Rt. 69 left drivers reeling around the center of town Thursday afternoon after a threat involving a possible bomb at the post office was called in.

At about 4:15, police and firefighters converged to set up a perimeter around the mail facility, closing down Rt. 69, Center St. and Beach Roads. Several homes and Wells Fargo Bank were also evacuated as a precaution.

“I saw everything blocked off and then the firefighters came and told me that I had to evacuate,” said Robert Lanzara, a Beach Road resident leading his young daughter and carrying a son up the hill. Firefighters were going door to door informing neighbors to move back. Emergency personnel gave directions to motorists looking for ways around the center of town on their way to Plymouth and Bristol.As of 5:50, all streets were re-opened and business in the area resumed as usual.

An update will be posted as additional information is made available.

December 19th, 2012

Letter: Long Term Treatment and Special Officers Could Improve Society

by Christopher O'Brien
     In light of the horrible tragedy recently in Newtown, I believe it is time that we as a community begin to at least consider an obvious option. If we are willing to hire security guards to protect our money, gold, silver, properties and businesses, why don’t we demand that security (police) be posted in the schools to protect what we value most of all – our children. I understand that some school districts already do this periodically with Officers from their local police departments which is great. However, it is obviously insufficient. It should be regular posting for the foreseeable future.

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