Flame of Hope enters town center
It wasn't all bad news on the public safety department front yesterday.
The Western Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run, a 3 mile jog from Amherst PD headquarters on Main Street to Kennedy Dorm Southwest area UMass, managed to step off at the scheduled start, 7:00 PM.
As they were running up Main Street, South Hadley Fire Department was arriving for a fire alarm at Johnny's Tavern just opposite Town Hall. All AFD personnel were busy fighting the major fire at Southpoint Apartments.
The Torch Run is a nationwide benefit to raise money for Special Olympics. This local event is doubly beneficial as the torch run culminates with the lighting of a cauldron to signal the start of the Summer Games.
Line up at APD headquarters