From the region.
Brothers badly hurt when car hits tree
WARE - Two brothers suffered life-threatening injuries in a car crash Saturday night at the intersection of Crescent Street, Walker Road and Osborne Road.
Police said Michael Slattery, 43, of Osborne Road was behind the wheel and his brother, 36-year-old Robert Slattery, also of Osborne Road, was a passenger when the 2013 Kia Optima left the road on a curve, became airborne and struck a tree about 9 p.m.
The men were airlifted, one by Life Flight and the other by Life Star, to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester. They were listed in stable condition last night.
Officer Christopher DeSantis said police are continuing their investigation with assistance from the state Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, but initial indications are that speed played a role in the crash.
Police believe the car was headed west and failed to negotiate a curve in the road.
Both victims were pinned inside the wreckage for about an hour as firefighters from Ware and Palmer used hydraulic tools to free them.
About 20 firefighters worked at the scene, while mutual aid from the Warren Fire Department assisted at the Big Y parking lot on West Street.
Life Flight training on Town Common
PRINCETON - The Fire Department is hosting a Life Flight rescue helicopter training exercise from 5:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrowon the Town Common.
The UMass Memorial Life Flight helicopter will land on the Common about 5:45 p.m., subject to weather and critical incidents.
Several public safety personnel from nearby communities will participate, along with Princeton fire, paramedics and police.
The public is welcome to observe.
Six people displaced by fire in apartment
WORCESTER - Firefighters doused a fire inside a first-floor kitchen on Camp Street yesterday afternoon.
The fire was reported just before noon.
None of the six residents living inside the three-decker with three apartments was injured.
It is unclear if anyone was inside the building when the fire started. One resident said it appeared some people were on the second floor, but got out.
District Fire Chief Stuart Howe said the fire started in the kitchen on the first floor near the stove. The exact cause of the fire had yet to be determined.
The building had fire damage on the first floor and smoke damage throughout. Traffic was diverted from the fire scene.
Drivers on Cambridge Street had to turn around, causing some backup.
The American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts reported it provided food and hotel vouchers to five adults and one child who were living in the building.
Call is out for CulturalCouncil applications
CLINTON - The Clinton Cultural Council is seeking grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, schools, and individuals for community cultural programs.
Applications are encouraged from residents and groups who work with Clinton-based organizations.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council will provide local councils with money for a variety of artistic projects and activities for all ages.
Among the categories aare , including exhibits, festivals, performances in schools, and passes to cultural events.
The application deadline is Oct. 15.
Applications can be obtained by going online at www.massculturalcouncil.org.
There will also be forms at the Bigelow Free Public Library on Walnut Street, and at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall, 242 Church St.
For information, email Yoanna M. Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board holds off action on request for UN Day
SPENCER - Selectmen said they will revisit at a future meeting a request to proclaim Oct. 24 as United Nations Day after the request left board Chairman Anthony Pepe at a loss for words.
The letter, from the United Nations Association of Greater Boston, encourages the board to issue a proclamation, notify local newspapers, fly the United Nations flag and encourage educators to do "model UN simulations."
Selectman Donald R. Berthiaume Jr. said the board at one time would give approval to a local peace day event, but stopped of supporting it because some might find it controversial.
Some residents, Selectman John Stevens said, may want to weigh in about the request.
"It's a topic I think a lot of people in town would have a strong opinion (about)," he said.
Mr. Pepe suggested taking up the matter at a later meeting, then sat silently as his colleagues engaged in discussion about the matter. Later, he said he was at a loss for words.
Over the years the request for towns to make note of United Nations Day has brought strong reactions.
In 2000, selectmen in Holden and Auburn voted against the measure. And in 2007, selectmen in Orange took issue with the stance of the United Nations on U.S. action in Iraq and tabled the request.