Bernard's proclamation detailed Cozzaglio's history with the city, from the time he was appointed as a reserve patrol officer to his coordination and apprehension of the suspect during the attempted bank robbery and bomb on Main Street.
There is a saying around the firehouse that there are some firefighters who wouldn't walk two blocks to a fire if they were on vacation.
Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski, however, would race the trucks there. At one time Czerwinski was getting to the scene of a fire riding on the back of the open cab truck, holding on to just a bar. Now he usually shows up in an SUV, shortly after the first units have. And as age 63 bears down, that race to the fire becomes much more difficult.
After 28 years on the Fire Department, Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro had to retire after being diagnosed with ALS.
He had been a key member of leadership in the department and was viewed as a mentor by most. While he won't jump into the engine when a call comes in, Polidoro's legacy will.
If you, too, are thinking of moving someday, you will want to study possible locations, but you also need to be aware that where you eventually decide to live can greatly affect your savings and investment strategies – both now and during your retirement.
Mary Stred and Christina Duval have racked up enough years between them at Clarksburg Elementary School to qualify for a diamond jubilee.
So the two retiring teachers were treated like royalty on Monday, complete with tiaras, a black limousine, throngs of admirers lining the roadway, and waves that would impress even the queen.
Town Manager Paul Sieloff is retiring.
Sieloff told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he plans to retire this summer after five and a half years with the town. He said he'll be working on a transition plan to the next manager.