About the Author: Doug Maine

Doug Maine was a writer and editor with Life Publications from 2000 to 2012, covering Wethersfield and Rocky Hill for most of his tenure, writing about issues ranging from development and education to business, the arts, government and politics, in addition to penning human interest, feature and business stories. He holds a B.A. in Communications, […]

Town's Biggest Fire

By Doug Maine – July 2005 It is was early on a Friday night, May 20, 1955, and Gerard Stewart was dressed up and on his way to a greater Hartford Jaycees function when horns sounded, summoning volunteer firefighters.             In the days before volunteer firefighters had radios or beepers, Mr. Stewart, a member of […]