NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Local News

May 9, 2013

Kemper questions aid at fire scene

Amid concerns after blaze, fire engineers asked to address protocols

(Continued)

He objected to what he felt was Kemper’s attempt to “single out retired West Newbury firefighters as ‘liabilities to the town’ due to our efforts to actively assist at the scene.”

The letter went on to say that “rather than help in any substantial way” Kemper “stood on the sidelines berating retirees for jumping in to help when help was clearly in need.”

It would have been “malfeasance” for former firefighters like himself not to pitch in during a time of crisis, Connolly said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Port Pics
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Special Features