Ribbon Cutting Held at New Police Station to Mark Official Opening
Oct 01, 2015 06:00AM
By Pamela Johnson
Shown (L–R) are Town Administrator Denis Fraine, Officer James Russell (in back), Selectmen Chairman Mike Soter, Police Chief Gerard L. Daigle Jr., State Senator Ryan Fattman, State Rep. Kevin Kuros (in back) and Lieutenant Kevin Ranieri.
On Sunday, September 13, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to kick off the official opening of the new police station in Bellingham. Tours of the new facility were offered, along with light refreshments. The new one-story, 13,700 square-foot facility cost the town $6.6 million, which was founded without a debt exclusion or override, and replaces the existing police station which had numerous physical problems, but more importantly, was no longer up to code. To view the event in pictures, check out the photo gallery.
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Police Chief Gerry Daigle sits at his desk in his new office with his grandson Camden Polo and granddaughter Aaliyah Daigle.
(L-R): Kateri, Lucien and Sydney Ducharme of Bellingham got an up close and personal feel for one of the holding cells at the new police station during the open house.
Massachusetts State Trooper Matthew Guarino takes a photo of Bellingham’s Aidan Doyle for his child ID kit.
At podium: Former Bellingham Police Chief Norman McLinden, who was Bellingham’s chief when current Chief Gerry Daigle joined the force.