MANCHESTER >> Collection buckets are in place at several area stores and organizations around town to raise funds to help John Matala, the truck driver who bravely went in to the cloud of propane being released from a valve that wasn't properly shut off, and prevented what could have been a catastrophic fire. The locations are, at present that we know about, as follows:

Maplefields, VFW, Eagles, Kilburn's Convenience store, Aubuchon, Fireflys, Mrs. Murphy's and the Power House. If there are others, let us know.