(Williamsburg, MA) — The town of Williamsburg has officially sworn in its new fire chief. Jason Connell started in June, and replaces Donny Lawton, who retired after 47 years on the job. The new chief lives in Williamsburg with his wife and two children, ages 6 and 10. Also sworn in were Assistant Chief Donald Turner and Fire Captain Robert Lapointe.
Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.
Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.
A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.
An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.