To the Editor;
I wanted to register a concern about the Mattapoisett police response to the massive boat yard fire. Twice earlier that day, we received on our home land line an automated “emergency” call from the police indicating first that they were looking for a man wearing only one shoe, and later a second “emergency” call indicating that they had found him. But we received no word whatsoever that there was a major fire raging in our town less than two miles from our home. We actually learned about the fire only from relatives in Boston and Hingham who called us at 5 in the afternoon after they had heard about the fire, wanting to know if we were all right. Why didn’t the police contact all town residents about this fire, even if only to keep us away from the involved streets and to stay alert for any developing events. I wonder if the emergency presented by the shoeless man measured up to the seriousness of the major fire?
Michael Scott, Mattapoisett
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