Ex-fire chief making long haul to new job

If anyone spots a Foxborough, Mass., fire department vehicle cruising through the Souhegan Valley sometime in the early morning or late evening, don’t worry, there’s a good reason for it.

Former Nashua Fire Chief Roger Hatfield, who became Foxborough’s fire chief in January, still lives in Wilton, but has permission from Foxborough town officials to commute the roughly 200 round-trip miles daily until he’s able to find housing for him and his family closer to work, according to a story that ran Friday in The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass.

Language in Hatfield’s contract, which he signed Jan. 13, allows him to make the Wilton-to-Foxborough commute with the department’s V-6 Ford Explorer for up to a year. If necessary, the time could be extended with approval of Town Manager Andrew Gala, the story said.$106,600 base salary, told the newspaper he understands “that folks could be concerned,” but added he’s trying to sell his Wilton home and move to, or near, Foxborough.

“I am going to locate in this area,” he said.

Hatfield cut his firefighting teeth while still a student at Nashua High School. He went on to rise through the ranks, serving as training division superintendent, then assistant chief, before becoming chief in 2004. He retired from Nashua Fire Rescue in March 2007.

Lozeau on NHPTV today

With two televised State of the City addresses in the last week, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau has made herself no stranger to city residents with a penchant for watching Channel 13 or local-access cable television.

But for those who haven’t satisfied their Lozeau cravings, there’s more to come.

New Hampshire Public Television’s weekly show “Outlook” will air a feature story on her at 9:30 a.m. today, with a rebroadcast at 6 p.m. Monday.

Reporter Richard Ager followed Lozeau for a day at City Hall and also covered her State of the City speech when she addressed the Nashua Chamber of Commerce.

Channel 13 also will rebroadcast Lozeau’s speech at the chamber breakfast. Air times are 4 and 10 p.m. today, with other broadcasts possibly aired throughout the week. Check www.TV13Nashua.com for the schedule.


This week will be particularly light for public meetings. Here are the meetings scheduled for this week:


Special board of public works, 9 Riverside St., 9 a.m.

Historic district commission, City Hall, Room 208, 6:30 p.m.


Board of public works pension trustees, 9 Riverside St., 11:30 a.m.

Zoning board of adjustment, City Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Board of Aldermen, aldermanic chamber, 7:30 p.m.