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"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?"
"On August 25th, the OMFDs 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."
"The Mystic Fire Department recently acquired a brand new mule, but its not the departments latest pet, and it certainly bears no resemblance to a donkey."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Should alcohol be allowed in the region's firehouses? The answer to that question depends on which fire department you talk to."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Mystic -- They lined the streets, packing the sidewalks three to four people deep. Dressed in their most festive clothes, they waited."
"Just four more weeks and David Erskine will officially retire as Stonington's chief of police."
"Mystic Charles K. Miner Sr., 76, of Mystic, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 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."
"Mystic The Old Mystic Fire Department will soon find out whether it has been holding secret meetings in violation of Connecticut law."
"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."
"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."
"Stonington The competition to see who will be the town's next police chief will be a three-man race."
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"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. "
"The Dedication and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for The New Stonington Borough Firehouseheld on Saturday 23 October 2004"
"Stonington Borough - 26 September 2004"