Sunday, April 21, 2013
Dr. David Miller said he was "cautiously optimistic" about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.'s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects early Friday morning.
During a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. David Miller said he was "cautiously optimistic" about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.'s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects early Friday morning. Following the conference, Dr. Russell Nauta, professor of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, explained what happened to Donohue Jr. "He was shot through the anterior thigh and there was an entrance wound and no exit wound so the bullet remains in the leg," Nauta said, adding that there were no fractures and partial transection of three out of the four blood vessels that are in the leg. "There was bleeding from the wound that led to cardiac arrest …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
What was the falling from the sky on Friday?
An unusually cool day on Friday dropped sleet on the two towns for much of the afternoon. Watch our quick video to see and hear the sleet falling. Sleet and snow is certainly not unheard of in April. And the April Fool's Day storm of 1997 was a perfect example, dropping more than a foot of snow all across the greater Boston area. But on the calendar, that was nearly two weeks ago. When was the last time you remember frozen precipitation falling in Hamilton and Wenham in April? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, January 11, 2013
A fire damaged a Wenham home on Thursday morning.
A fire that damaged a Wenham home on Thursday morning started in the home’s kitchen, according to Fire Chief Bob Blanchard. It remains undetermined exactly how the fire started, but it is not considered suspicious, he said. Nobody was hurt. The fire at 92 Main St. was discovered at about 8:40 a.m. when the male homeowner returned home and discovered the smoke detectors going off and the home filled with smoke. He called the Fire Department. “There was heavy smoke and fire in the kitchen,” Blanchard said when firefighters first arrived. It was unknown how long the fire may have been burning before it was discovered, Blanchard said. “We had it under control pretty quickly,” he said. It took firefighters about a half hour to bring the fire …