Saturday, December 1, 2012
Hopkinton firefighters have responded to a report of a single-vehicle on its side on Wood Street.
A vehicle has reportedly crashed on Wood Street, and is on its side, according to initial scanner reports. Hopkinton firefighters are on the scene, and initial responders at 7:50 a.m. Saturday reported an entrapment. Hopkinton Patch will update with more information as it becomes available.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
On the way to a brush fire, Hopkinton fire engines got a call for flames at Cornell’s.
While en route to one fire, Hopkinton engines were called to another this afternoon. Firefighters were working an extensive brush fire on the west side of town when the department got a call for a chimney fire at Cornell’s pub, according to Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark at the scene. Flames were “about 4 or 5 feet in the air,” Clark said of the restaurant fire. The fire started in the kitchen hood vent system and extended to the spaces between the ceiling and the roof, he said. It was confined to the area of origin, but the kitchen sustained “extensive damage.” “They won’t be able to use the kitchen for a while,” Clark said. Reporting to the Cornell’s fire were two Hopkinton engines, a rescue from Milford, an engine from Ashland and a …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Strong winds, lack of rainfall and no runoff from snowmelt creates conditions that are “ripe for a serious fire.”
For the first time all year the Fire Department had to respond to a brush fire on Thursday night. According to Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark firefighters spent about two hours dealing with a fire that appeared to be out, but was sparking up in a different area. With conditions as dry as they have been this year the soil dries out which can allow a fire to smolder underground and spread to different areas even though the fire appears to be out on the surface. “The conditions this year are ripe for a serious fire,” Clark said. “Our chances for a serious fire are probably the worst they’ve been in 20 years.” The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a red flag fire warning for Hopkinton and most of Middlesex County. "Above normal …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
On Sunday night Hopkinton firefighters responded to a fire on Glen Road.
Just after 6 p.m. the Hopkinton Fire Department responded to a small fire at 2 Glen Road. Firefighters arrived to find a visible chimney fire. The Ashland Fire Department responded with their ladder truck to help on the scene. According to the Hopkinton Fire Department, no one was injured during incident and the fire was contained to the chimney.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The board of selectmen voted to deficit spend $215,000 to cover costs related to Tropical Storm Irene.
When Hurricane Irene blew through in late August, she left $215,000 of debt in her wake. The Department of Public Works incurred all but $15,000 of this debt; $125,000 to repair the retaining wall on E. Main St., and $75,000 on overtime pay. The fire department incurred $11,000 and the police department $4,000. According to Temporary Finance Director Suzanne Marchand the town is able to deficit spend this amount until it is determined if the money needs to be borrowed at the end of the fiscal year. "By approving the request to fund emergency expenses you are allowing me to deficit spend to pay the bills," Marchand said. "You (the town) then have until June 30 to determine whether or not to borrow." It is expected that either or both the …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The board of selectmen and the fire chief briefly discussed where the town was at with power restoration.
They came together to discuss the expanded gaming bill, but before beginning that discussion the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen and Fire Chief Ken Clark briefly discussed the status of power restoration. "As of noon today we still had 435 without power," Clark said. "The citizens have been extremely patient and cooperative. The emergency management team meets with NStar every morning in the hopes of getting answers." "I think the job NStar (Electric) has done is deplorable," Selectmen Benjamin Palleiko said. "After this is over I would like to have a debrief with them. The patience of the townspeople has been remarkable and the efforts of the town staff and the emergency responders as well as the residents has been a class act." Part of the …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Fire Chief Kenneth Clark asks residents to be careful around downed wires and patient as the town work towards the clean-up phase of the storm.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Faith Mayer
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
National Grid and The Hopkinton Fire Department ask that residence exercise patience and caution as the town continues to work towards restoring power and downed trees. Fire Chief Kenneth Clark notes that the damage to the community is very severe and he urges folks to use caution when walking or driving. He is also most thankful for the help of everyone in town. He asks that any emergency situations be reported through 911. "At this time we would like to thank the citizens of Hopkinton for their support during this severe weather event," Clark said. "It truly took the assistance of the entire community to successfully meet the demands we all faced during Hurricane Irene." As of today, there are still several areas without power. Clark …