Friday, May 15, 2009

Shed Fire

2009-05-15 06:21:28


An early morning pager call for volunteers at a couple of south shore fire stations.  Crews from the North Queens department were awakened around three this morning.  A shed was on fire on the Rosette Road in Westfield.   Firefighters were on the scene quickly and they say luckily it didn't spread but the shed is gone.  There wasn't anything of value in the shed apparently.  Greenfield firefighters were put on standby at their hall and everyone was given the all clear to head home before sunrise.

Books Galore

2009-05-15 06:18:22


A $35,000 grant will mean a lot of books for the elementary students at Gold River-Western Shore.  The school is the winner of an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Grant.  Funding for the Foundation comes 2/3 from the Canadian book chain Indigo and the rest comes from their customers.  The money will be paid out over three years.  You can go to the Foundation's website and hear Heather Reisman giving Librarian Cindy Lamson the good news.   The money will be broken down into three annual instalments of more than 11-thousand 600 dollars.  They will use it to buy books and hold events to promote literacy among the students at Gold River/Western Shore.