Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In the News: simultaneous calls, Lincoln St contractor

Late last month, the fire department experienced one of its busiest days in some time.
Three alarms had sounded almost in succession. Then, with all available emergency crews dispatched, a dreaded fourth call came in: smoke alarm activation at Glen Meadow Apartments. 
"We had nothing left," Fire Chief Gary McCarraher recalled. 
According to McCarraher, that Monday in September provided yet another example of an alarming trend for the department: an increase in three or more simultaneous calls even as the overall number of responses remains unchanged. 
In fiscal year 2014, such calls made up 54 percent of the department’s total call volume, up from 44 percent the previous year.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription maybe required)

A Bedford-based contractor has drawn the ire of residents and town officials for problems with the roadwork underway on Lincoln Street. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting and Department of Public Works Director Robert Cantoreggi have grown increasingly frustrated with Aggregate Industries, which in July started work on a stretch of Lincoln Street that begins at Elm Street and ends at Brook Street. 
Both have reached out to the company several times with concerns about delays and inconsistencies in its work schedule. 
Residents in the area have criticized the quality of the work, pointing out examples of poor oversight; the most glaring of these has been the need to tear up patches of just-paved road to adjust traffic calming islands built so tall that they blocked driveways.
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