Hampshire College founded 1965
Last weekend was pretty good for alcohol runs, with UMass being way down from the usual. Any time they are under 50% for emergency medical calls relating to ETOH (overly intoxicated) that's a good thing.
But notice Hampshire College had one incident with two students under the influence of Ectasy and another two incidents of wasting AFD resources due to "malicious pull station" false fire alarms.
And again I would point out UMass pays the town an extra $80,000 per year (on top of the regular $375,000) to increase AFD staff on weekends, while Amherst College paid us $130,000 for AFD services and Hampshire College paid nothing.
Zero. Zip. Nada.
E2 aka "The Quint" enroute to Hampshire College
Five minutes after hitting the publish button as I was enroute to town center AFD Engine 2 passed me enroute to Hampshire College for a "fire alarm sounding", which turned out to be the usual "cooking smoke."
Meanwhile AFD Assistant Chief Lindsay Stromgren had to respond by himself to a Carbon Monoxide alarm call in a town center apartment building.
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Advisory Town Meeting article calling for support of Stephen Kulik state bill to allow municipalities to get money out of tax exempt institutions like Hampshire College