• Crash knocked out power in Ludlow, driver arrested for OUI

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    LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Some Ludlow residents are without power Monday morning, after a car crashed into a utility pole after midnight. The driver of that car is now facing charges including operating under the influence of alcohol.

    Ludlow Police Sgt. Daniel Valadas told 22News that Marcus Miller, 19, of Ludlow, was taken into custody following the crash, which took place at around 12:45 A.M. near 77 Poole Street.

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  • Montgomery Fire Department mourning chief who died after collapsing while fighting fire

    Residents called 911 to report a chimney fire just after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday

    MONTGOMERY, Mass. (WWLP) – The Montgomery Fire Department is in mourning Wednesday evening, after their fire chief collapsed and later died while putting out a house fire on Southampton Road.

    State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey identified the firefighter as 59-year-old Montgomery Fire Chief Stephen Frye.

    Department of Fire Services Public Information Officer Jennifer Mieth told 22News Frye was operating a hose in the back of the home at 1524 Southampton Road Tuesday evening when he collapsed. Frye was taken to Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, where he died.

    “The small, close-knit fire department is devastated by the loss of the member, as is the entire community of Montgomery and the area first responders,” Meith said in a release sent to 22News.

    The small town of Montgomery is mourning the loss of a father, friend and firefighter. Governor Charlie Baker said on Twitter he was “heartbroken to hear of the tragic loss” of Chief Frye, and sent his thoughts and prayers to his family and the Montgomery Fire Department.

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  • Technology Blogs: Tech News Made Easy

    Since technology has come to inhabit our daily lives in a big way, there is no point in remaining blissfully ignorant about its constant evolution. Every day one comes across stray news regarding the launch of some revolutionary iPhone or the improvement of an existing line of laptops. However, often such news becomes difficult to track down to a credible source thereby making it impossible for interested customers to make further queries. Technology blogs are a great source of organized information. No wonder they have garnered so much popularity in the present times!

    There are several advantages attached to such blogs. They are web pages that offer readers a free site where news about the latest innovations in technology are made available. Since the internet has already invaded almost every home and is at the disposal of people of every age and profession, it will not be right to state that such technology blogs would only be noticed by tech geeks.

    By eliminating the hassles of running from one tech market to another and browsing endlessly for information about a single new gadget, these blogs have simplified the whole business of understanding technology as a whole. In fact, more and more companies are pitching their marketing tents on popular blog pages in a bid to boost their business. Since such blogs are frequented by a wide range of readers, they are potential sites for the launching of a company’s new products. Conversely, such marketing strategies allow the blog itself to grow in popularity and increase its readership.

    Blogs could also be called impartial critics of technological products. Whenever new products are introduced to the market and the public is still uncertain about its particular features, advantages and disadvantages, these technology blogs guide them to light by providing detailed and objective reviews of the products on their blog pages. Blogs also function as efficient news sites. One can get updates on the latest scandal surrounding a particular company that had probably launched a faulty product a while back. It is also a great way to make potential customers aware and alert. These blogs are the perfect place to begin for those who consider themselves to be technologically disabled and want to mend that.

    The blog space also allows for a comparison between products offered by different companies. Since, one has to keep several factors in mind while purchasing a product, some information about the cost, features and other related items can help in making the right choice. To broaden their readership base and popularise their directories, blogs almost always join forces with the various social networking sites. It aids both, since blogs win more interested readers and the readers in turn learn about new technological creations and other related news while they are socialising with others on the networking site. For the social networking site too, it is a win-win situation since they receive more members who sometimes join to keep themselves updated through easy means about the latest innovations in technology.