Holiday gift: Town gives plow trucks to another town in need



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SANDISFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town at one end of the state has spread holiday cheer to a town at the other end that lost its entire snow-plowing fleet in a fire.

The Berkshire Eagle reports Quincy has given Sandisfield three used plow trucks that were delivered before Christmas.

Quincy's mayor saw a report about the fire on a television news program and decided to donate the trucks. A spokesman for the mayor says the equipment otherwise would have been auctioned off as surplus.

Sandisfield Road Superintendent Bobby O'Brien says the trucks need a little work but are in good condition.

The state highway department and other cities also have pitched in to help, donating or lending equipment and assisting in plowing efforts.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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