Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, March 12. 1. Rain: Tuesday will be a cloudy and rainy day, with heavy rain forecasted for later in the day and temperatures into the mid-50s. But it should not last for long – the rain is forecasted to move out overnight and Wednesday is supposed to be a sunny day. 2. Republicans: The three Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts will debate for the first time on Tuesday night at Stonehill College. The debate will include all three Republicans, Cohasset resident Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A Shaw's tractor trailer had one of its fuel tanks punctured and left a trail of fuel up I-95 on Friday afternoon.
A tractor trailer truck leaked about 25 gallon of diesel fuel along I-95 on Friday afternoon. The leak in the Shaw's tractor trailer's fuel tank was discovered at about 1:30 p.m. after it had leaked some diesel fuel a few miles along the northbound lane of the highway, starting in Peabody. The driver was alerted to the leak and pulled over the truck near exit 47 (Route 114) in Danvers. The damage occurred when the 50-gallon saddle tank was damaged by something on the road, according to Lt. Mike Graves of the Danvers Fire Department. "He had been leaking down the road," Graves said. "It was leaking for quite a ways." Firefighters contained the spill along the side of the road. When it stopped, about 25 gallons leaked to the road, said Ed …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A Canadian goose rescued from Mill Pond on Monday was sick and weak.
The Canadian goose that was rescued off Mill Pond by firefighters on Monday afternoon had to be euthanized. The goose was taken to Danvers Animal Hospital after the rescue by members of the Danvers Fire Department. The rescue involved Danvers firefighters crawling out to the goose and coaxing it back to shore on the pond, which sits next to Peabody Institute Library. It was clear to firefighters that the goose had a wing injury and could not fly, firefighter David Mondi told Danvers Patch on Monday. The goose arrived at the animal hospital emaciated, weak and hypothermic, said hospital manager Amy Cyr. "He had been sick for a long time," she said. "Unfortunately the goose had to be humanely euthanized." Cyr thanked the rescuers who brought…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
An injured goose was rescued off the ice at Mill Pond on Monday afternoon.
Danvers firefighters helped rescue a Canadian goose from a frozen Mill Pond on Monday, getting it safely taken to Danvers Animal Hospital for care. The rescue took place off Pond Street near Peabody Institute Library at about 4 p.m. A passer-by thought that the goose was stuck in the ice and called the Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find that the goose was not stuck in the ice on the frozen pond. "It wasn't stuck at all, but it was injured," said firefighter David Mondi. Firefighters crawled out to the goose and "coaxed it in," Mondi said. The goose had an injured wing and "obviously couldn't fly." Nobody could be reached immediately at Danvers Animal Hospital on Monday evening to get an update on the goose's injuries.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The last of the residents displaced from Twin Oaks Nursing Home last month after a sewage backup returned last week.
All residents have now returned to Twin Oaks Nursing Home, about a month after the entire building had to be evacuated when sewage backed up into the first floor of the building when a sewer pipe broke. It happened on Sunday, Jan. 6 and the final resident was back on Wednesday, Feb. 6, according to Peter Mirandi, director of the Board of Health. Mirandi said he plans to meet with the Fire Department this week to develop an "after-action report." For the most part, evacuation of the 92 residents at the Locust Street went without any major problems, he said. A majority of the residents were moved to Wakefield Nursing and Rehab, Cedar Glen in Danvers, Radius Danvers and Academy Manor in Andover. "Our emergency preparedness kicked in," he said…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The driving ban kept major problems to a minimum during the blizzard on Friday and Saturday in Danvers.
A snowplow caught fire early Saturday morning and a carbon monoxide detector gave an early warning to one family that their furnace vent was blocked with snow during the blizzard in Danvers. Besides that, the Blizzard of 2013 caused very few problems in Danvers. First responders said that the driving ban, which lasted for 24 hours under executive order of Gov. Deval Patrick, helped out, they said. “We found pretty much everyone abiding by the ban,” said Danvers Police Lt. Dana Milne. On Twitter, several tweets lauded the plowing of Danvers streets. Andrew Gallione noted that Danvers streets were clear and there was still snow on Beverly roads. Mary Beth Perry tweeted that Danvers roads were "perfection" and called them the best on the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Several cars are off the road and there was at least one crash on I-95 near the Ferncroft Rotary on Thursday morning.
Three people are injured in multiple car crashes on I-95 southbound near the Ferncroft Rotary on Thursday morning, according to initial reports from first responders. The crash, plus other spinouts in the area, were attributed to icy conditions. All injuries were believed to be minor. The first crash occurred at about 6 a.m. A State Police trooper at the crash reported that there were “numerous cars all over” in a radio transmission and that the road was "all black ice." The state Highway Department was headed to the area to set up an arrow-board to direct drivers away from the crashes. Some of the vehicles would require a winch to get them back on to the road, according to State Police. At least three cars were in the ditch, according to …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
All of the residents at a Locust Street nursing home were evacuated on Sunday evening after a sewage backup.
Nearly 100 residents of a Locust Street nursing home were evacuated on Sunday evening after a sewage backup could not be fixed. It all started at about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday when sewage backed up into Twin Oaks Care and Rehabilitation Center and left about an inch of water on the first floor. Crews worked for most of the afternoon to free the blockage, but after using a private company as well as the Department of Public Works' vacuum truck, the backup remained. "We were unsuccessful in all attempts," said Danvers Fire Chief Kevin Farrell. At 5 p.m. the decision was made to evacuate the facility since there was no working sanitary sewer facilities in the building. All 94 residents were moved to other, similar facilities, including Radius …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
There were no major injuries but significant traffic backups when three car crashes happened during the period of about 50 minutes along a section of Route 128 in Danvers on Wednesday.
Three car crashes along less than a mile stretch of Route 128 during rush hour on Wednesday night caused significant congestion during one of the final shopping days before Christmas. It all started at just about 5 p.m. when one car smashed into the back of another car on Route 128 southbound just north of exit 22. Nobody was injured in that crash, but it was the first of three crashes that culminated in a five-mile long backup of traffic on the northbound side of the road, stretching from near the Beverly line back to the I-95/Route 128 split in Peabody. State Police said there was no single thing that contributed to all the crashes, which were reported during a 50 minute period along a mile stretch of Route 128 roughly between Endicott …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Multiple car crashes on Route 128 are causing congestion through Danvers and neighboring communities on Wednesday.
It is slow-going on Route 128 through Danvers on Wednesday night because of car crashes in both directions. One crash happened on Route 128 southbound near exit 22 for Route 62. The other crash happened northbound between (exit 24) Endicott Street and exit 23 (Route 35/High Street). Injuries were reportedly not major with either crash but that the northbound crash left a “debris field.” The first crash was reported at about 5:15 p.m. Traffic on the southbound was slow and backed up to exit 21. On the northbound side, traffic was at a near-standstill back to exit 44 on I-95 at the split for Route 128 in Peabody. Another crash was reported on the northbound side just past exit 22 just before 6 p.m. Danvers police, fire and Lyons ambulance …