Watertown Campers Complete Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian recognized 189 Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) cadets from Watertown, Acton, Malden, Maynard and Newton during a graduation ceremony Friday, Aug. 3 at Chelmsford High School. Thirty-five of the graduating cadets were from Watertown. During the course of the week, the cadets participated in team building exercises, learned fire and personal safety skills and enjoyed educational games.  They also spent time with members of the MSO staff and their local police and fire departments. “Year after year, YPSA is one of the most well-received community outreach programs we run,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.  “It’s a great opportunity to build relationships between youngsters, the MSO and our public safety colleagues in fun-filled, educational settings.”

“YPSA is a great program, and a fantastic way to connect our youth and public safety professionals in a safe and positive atmosphere,” said Police Chief Michael Lawn.

LETTER: Resident Supporting Diehl in Massachusetts Senate Race

To the Editor,

Last March the Watertown Republican Town Committee endorsed Geoff Diehl for United States Senate. So I was thrilled to read that our Republican State Committeeman Steve Aylward, is personally endorsing Geoff Diehl. Steve is a longtime respected Watertown resident, who has served community for decades in many capacities. His opinion on these matters should weigh heavy on us as we select our nominee to run against Elizabeth Warren. Geoff has done more for Massachusetts than Senator Warren has done in her time in the Senate.