Where's the fire? It's in the firehouse

01-16-2010

"Catching up now, with the holidays past, we return to a story that broke just before Christmas, one that raises, once again, the question: Why are so many firefighters so childish?"

Fire Dept. Nationally Recognized

09-16-2009

"On August 25th, the OMFD’s knowledge and skills were tested when they received an urgent 911 call. A 17-year-old boy from Scotland, CT, accidentally buried himself at East Beach, Charlestown, RI."

Mule at Work: Kawasaki Mule on loan to Mystic Fire Department

12-29-2008

"The Mystic Fire Department recently acquired a brand new mule, but it’s not the department’s latest pet, and it certainly bears no resemblance to a donkey."

Stonington Suspends Officer For Leaving Homeless Man In New London

11-05-2008

"Stonington - Police Chief J. Darren Stewart has suspended veteran officer Randy Holt four days without pay for leaving town without his supervisor's permission so he could drive a homeless man to New London."

Firefighters in the dark on Yardney blaze

09-25-2008

"Stonington - When Pawcatuck firefighters responded to the battery fire at Yardney Technical Products that forced a large neighborhood evacuation Tuesday, they didn't know exactly what chemical reactions they were dealing with."

State seeks delay in house demolition

09-20-2008

"Groton - The state's attorney's office this week requested that the town hold off issuing a demolition permit for the burned shell of the historic house at 23 Library St. because of its status at the center of an arson case."

Fire departments vary in approach to alcohol policy

09-19-2008

"Should alcohol be allowed in the region's firehouses? The answer to that question depends on which fire department you talk to."

Mystic arson case continues to smolder

09-05-2008

"Mystic - Fire Chief Fritz Hilbert said Thursday that his department has a “zero-tolerance policy” when it comes to the drinking of alcohol by underage members at the station but declined to discuss what the department policy was when it comes to having alcohol on its property."

Firefighter faces more arson charges

08-27-2008

"The Mystic Fire Department probationary volunteer officer already facing a first-degree arson charge for allegedly setting fire to a house at 23 Library Street in July now faces two more arson charges for smaller fires in August."

Man arrested in blaze at controversial Mystic house

08-21-2008

"Mystic - Police on Wednesday charged a probationary volunteer firefighter with arson in last month's fire that destroyed a Library Street house that was already in the center of controversy."

Crowds Flock To Mystic For St. Patrick's Parade

03-31-2008

"Mystic -- They lined the streets, packing the sidewalks three to four people deep. Dressed in their most festive clothes, they waited."

Chief Erskine Signing Out For Last Time

01-06-2008

"Just four more weeks and David Erskine will officially retire as Stonington's chief of police."

Charles Miner Sr. Obituary

11-25-2007

"Mystic — Charles K. Miner Sr., 76, of Mystic, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007."

FOI Officer Hears Complaint Over Fire Department's Closed Meetings

08-28-2007

"Mystic — At a hearing before a state Freedom of Information officer Monday morning, the Old Mystic Fire Department argued its case that it is not a public agency and does not have to abide by state FOI law."

Private Firehouse Meetings Put To The Test

08-22-2007

"Mystic — The Old Mystic Fire Department will soon find out whether it has been holding secret meetings in violation of Connecticut law."

Old Mystic Fire Official Faces Stalking Allegations

08-16-2007

"Mystic — The deputy fire marshal of the Old Mystic Fire Department is on paid leave after he was charged with stalking a woman and her young children."

Criticism, Whispering Out Of Place In This Case

07-13-2007

"Imagine training for years for that one minute when it's your job to save someone from a burning home. Imagine seeing the whites of a man's eyes through the pitch-black smoke but, despite using every ounce of strength you have, you can't pull down a window so he can escape."

Three In Running For Police Chief

06-05-2007

"Stonington — The competition to see who will be the town's next police chief will be a three-man race."

Donahue Remembered For His Passion For Stonington

04-24-2007

"Stonington — If they were to list those who cared most about the town of Stonington, friends and colleagues of Steven Donahue say they'd be hard-pressed to rank anyone above the man who died Sunday after a yearlong battle with cancer."

Commission Abandons Plan To Block East End Of Old Stonington Road

01-19-2007

"The Board of Police Commissioners has decided not to go ahead with a plan to close off the east end of Old Stonington Road and instead continue to restrict traffic at the intersection and improve signs."

Rescue Unit Fights Suit In Lightning Strike Case

11-20-2006

"Stonington — The Stonington Volunteer Ambulance Corp. has argued in court documents that it should not be liable for failing to notice that local blues musician Kevin Crandall of North Stonington was still alive after he was struck by lightning in May of 2005. "

Police Chief Mum On Discipline Of Officer

09-20-2006

"Stonington — Police Chief David Erskine declined to comment Tuesday on whether the police department disciplined former Sgt. Eric Johnson after Johnson's wife was charged with illegally accessing his department voice mail and harassing a woman who had called him."

Sergeant's Wife Is Charged With Accessing Police Voicemail

09-19-2006

"Stonington — The wife of a Stonington police sergeant has been arrested on charges of accessing the police department's computerized voice mail system and harassing a woman who called her husband about a car accident."

Emergency Response, Five Years Later

09-07-2006

"Stonington - Five years and millions of federal dollars after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, emergency response throughout the region has beefed up many operations and atrophied in others. "

EMT In Lightning incident Agrees To undergo Retraining

01-24-2006

"Stonington — The head of the Stonington Ambulance Corps has agreed to be placed on a year's probation and undergo retraining for deciding last May that lightning victim Kevin Crandall was dead when he was actually alive. "

Hail to the Chief:

08-12-2005

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Stonington Police Buy Taser Weapons

07-12-2005

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Stonington Borough Fire Department New Firehouse Dedication

10-23-2004

"The Dedication and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for The New Stonington Borough Firehouseheld on Saturday 23 October 2004"

125th Anniversary Steam Engine Company Nš 1 Parade

09-26-2004

"Stonington Borough - 26 September 2004"