Daily Five: Goshen Gets a New Pumper

Five things to know for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

1. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 44, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 29, according to the service.

2. At the last Board of Selectmen’s meeting on November 20th, the group unanimously approved a new $486,825 pumper for Goshen Fire House. The pumper should last 18 to 20 years, and is replacing an old pumper, according to Fire Director Bruce Miller.

The pumper is supplied by Bulldog Fire Apparatus of Woodville, MA, and is a Severe Services XLFD 1500gpm/500 gallon Pumper. The request is within the town’s fleet management plan.

3. Just in case you missed our article Wednesday, Waterford Police person found a man early Wednesday morning walking around Waterford with a large amount of change in his or her pocket, two weeks after the same person was arrested for stealing change out of cars in Groton.

The department said it found a person at 4:27 Wednesday morning on Kenyon Road, after just coming from Vauxhall Street Ext., with a large amount of change in the person’s pockets and “no reasonable explanation for having it,” according to the department’s Facebook page. The person was arrested in Groton two weeks ago for stealing change from vehicles, according to Waterford Police.

The department said it is possible the person was doing the same this morning and the surrounding neighborhoods were checked, although no “victim vehicles” were found. The department asked all residents who believe they might have been victimized by this person to call the department at 860-442-9451, as it increases the chance of an arrest.

4. Tonight, the Board of Education's policy committee meets at 5:30 and the Conservation Commission meets at 7, both in Town Hall. The policy committee will discuss board polices on civility/respectful communications and actions; evaluation, termination and non-renewal of athletic coaches and the acceptable use policies for both teachers and students. Both meetings are open to the public.

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5. On this date in 1972, Atari announced the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game. And on this date in 1929, U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd became the first person to fly over the South Pole.

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Property Owner November 29, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Can someone justify $486,825 for a fire engine? A quick online search shows new pumper trucks in the 250-300 range. How many calls will this truck go on per year? Is the truck it's replacing broke beyond repair? Last I checked, the town didn't have money. It's not 1986 anymore. Taxpayers are getting hosed on this one (literately).


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