“The tragedy and stress for me was tough. Everything ends up at the top and it does wear on you, and it affects you,” says Fire Chief Dan Goonan. “I’m kind of an emotional guy and so it gets to me, constantly asking myself what could I have done to prevent certain things, or what could I have done differently. I’ll tell you, fire chief mental health is real.” READ MORE
A few things struck me about last week’s Manchester Fire Department recognition ceremony. I think it’s something we can all relate to — how to balance change and the tasks at hand while recognizing and honoring the traditions that provide a sense of comfort and stability.
Volunteers and members of MFD will conducting a two-day installation blitz on July 11 and 12 throughout the city. If you are in an owner-occupied home and meet the criteria you are eligible for a free smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. READ MORE
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Friday, September 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Belmont St, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Committal prayers will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford. READ MORE