Bomb squad detonates possible grenade in Acushnet
Acushnet Police Department Press Release
On Monday, June 13, 2022 at 7:21 p.m., the Acushnet Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Perry Hill Road. A landscaper working at a job site on Cape Cod earlier today found what appeared to be an old hand grenade and brought it home to Acushnet. After showing it to a family member and out of an abundance of caution, the Acushnet Police were contacted and responded. Based on the nature of the situation, the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad was notified and responded as well.
After evaluating the item, the decision was made to perform a controlled detonation of the device on the property.
At 9:08 p.m., the device was detonated without incident. Further examination revealed it was only a training device that contained no explosives. Due to the amount of corrosion in the device, x-raying it before detonation would have been inconclusive.
Annual Duck Race Next Weekend
Acushnet Lions Club Duck Race, Sun., 6/26, 10–11 a.m., at the Sawmill, 32 Mill Road, Acushnet. Buy tickets from an Lions member or at River’s End Cafe, or call DuckmasterJoe Costa, 508-971-1859. Adopt your winning duck! Price for adoption is $10 per duck. Prizes: $1,000/first; $500/2nd; $200/third. Lots of fun, lots of great places to watch the ducks float down the river from the Sawmill to the finish line at River View Park in Acushnet.
All proceeds will go to the Acushnet Lions Club charities. Tickets donated by Adams & Adams.
The Acushnet Free Public LIbrary, 232 Middle Road, presents free outdoor concerts under its new pavilion on Wednesday nights from 6–8 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine under the new pavilion. Please bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acushnet Public Library. Contact Sandra Medeiros 508-998-0270, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 22: George Piva is back with the G & Friends Acoustic Trio featuring Jeff Gobush and Ed Oliver to kick off our Summer Concert Series. George has been playing a variety of blues, jazz, rock, roots and funk with local musicians going back 40 years. He is a proud alumnus of Marie S. Howard School which is now the home of the library.June 29:
The Pearly Baker Band is known for playing Grateful Dead music, but they don’t consider themselves a cover band—they play Dead music their way. Early on, Pearly Baker realized that the Grateful Dead had created an interesting musical template that can be used by others to raise the level of joy in the world, song by song, show by show. The quartet features Tim Richmond on bass guitar, Ken Richards on guitar, Mike Mahoney on guitar and Eric Costa playing keyboard.
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