Starting next week, the town
of Hartford will try something new, putting the fire chief in
charge of the police department. The plan has the support of the selectboard, but even the Town Manager admits
it’s an experiment.
days before Christmas, fire broke out in an historic
brick building in St. Johnsbury. Fire
has been an all-too-frequent occurrence in the Northeast Kingdom town. In 2000, 2003 and 2008, major chunks
of the downtown were destroyed by flames.