Stamford Crash Totals Two Family Vehicles
|Ten people were involved in the two-car crash on Main Road. All were wearing seat belts and only one incurred minor injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.|
STAMFORD, Vt. — A Rowe family was involved in a two-car accident on Sunday afternoon when a car driven by the husband was rear-ended by the car driven by the wife.
State Police responded to the accident at about 1 p.m. on Main Road, north of the town center.
According to Trooper Lauren Ronan, both vehicles involved were owned by Clifford Paige, 39 of Rowe. One of the vehicles, a red 1994 Honda Civic coupe was being operated by Paige; the other vehicle involved, a gray 2005 Ford Focus, was being operated by his wife, Mary Paige.
There were four of their children in each vehicle and the conditions were cloudy with drizzle and wet pavement.
The crash occurred when Clifford Paige slammed on his brakes while arguing with his son, said Ronan. Mary Paige was driving behind her husband and was unable to stop her vehicle. She collided into the rear end of the Civic, causing extensive damage to the front end of her vehicle. The collision pushed the Civic into the guard rail, causing extensive damage.
All of the occupants were wearing their seat belts, however, one child was transported to North Adams (Mass.) Regional hospital for a small abrasion and release shortly afterward.
Both vehicles are believed to be totaled. Paige was issued a ticket for stopping on the roadway.
Stamford Fire Department, North Adams Ambulance Service and a Bennington County deputy sheriff also responded to the scene.
American Flags Stolen in Stamford
STAMFORD, Mass. — An unpatriotic thief made off with nearly a dozen of the town's flags on the Fourth of July.
A resident untwisting some of the flags posted on utility poles along Main Road to make the display look better for the holiday found a number of them missing.
According to a report by state Trooper Lauren Ronan, it appeared that one or more persons had pulled down on the flags, causing them to break away from their metal brackets.
A total of nine American flags were stolen; one was recovered on the ground next to the roadway.
It is believed the flags were taken early in the morning on July 4. The state police are continuing to investigate this incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Shaftsbury barracks at 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
Stamford House Fire Extinguished Thursday Morning
|Firefighters quickly snuffed a fire reported in a kitchen at Jepson Road on Thursday morning.|
STAMFORD, Vt. — A fire at 316 Jepson Road on Thursday morning left a home with extensive heat and smoke damage.
Stamford Accident Damages SUV, Fence
STAMFORD, Vt. — A single-car accident on Tuesday afternoon heavily damaged a car and fence, but the four passengers walked away uninjured.
According to state police, Juik Song, 23, was southbound on Main Road in a 2000 Ford Explorer at about 1 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a mailbox, crashed through a fence and hit a tree at 1575 Main Road.
Song and his three passengers, all about the same age, were wearing seat belts and were uninjured. Police did not say where they were heading but they were all from out of state - Song and two of his passengers are from the Republic of Korea and the third from Aichi, Japan.
The conditions were dry and cloudy. The Explorer incurred damage to the front end, including both quarter panels, hood, grill, headlights, windshield, bumper and to the undercarriage.
The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Stange of the Shaftsbury barracks at 802-442-5421.
Stamford Firefighters Respond to Report of Smoking Floor
|Firefighters were at a home on Main Road on Thursday night for reports of smoke in a floor.|
STAMFORD, Vt. — Firefighters were at the scene of a reported structure fire on Main Road on Thursday evening.
The call came in around 8:40 of a possible fire in the floor of 1085 Main Road, near a woodstove. The floor was reportedly smoking.
With temperatures hovering around 10 degrees, firefighters stationed around the house while some entered with equipment. Smoke could be seen through the open front door, where firefighters appeared to be cutting through the floor.
Update: Fire Chief Paul Ethier emailed us the particulars Friday morning.
The call came in as a structure fire.
"The couple that lived at the home came home and found their house filled with smoke," said Ethier. "When we arrived on scene, we found fire burning through the floor structure below the woodstove in the living room. We knocked that down pretty quickly with one handline."
Ethier said the fire was contained to the area of origin but the home did sustain some minor structural damage. In addition, some electrical wires in the area were also damaged and will have to be replaced.
Firefighters removed two pets from the home; no one was injured.
"Our firefighters did a great job and were able to keep damage to a minimum," said the fire chief. "We initally called for mutual aid from Readsboro and Clarksburg, however, once we were able to get on scene and knock down the fire, firefighters from Readsboro were canceled."
Clarksburg firefighters stayed on the scene with their airtruck and refilled the SCBA bottles. The North Adams Ambulance Service was also on scene.