Blasts In Danvers, Mass.

My hometown of Danvers, located in the beautiful Northshore region of Massachusetts, formerly known as Salem Village during the Witchcraft Trials in the late 1600s, was rocked last week by an explosion at two local chemical facilities.

Families are still not allowed in homes after major destruction took place in the early hours of Thanksgiving eve. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this unexpected disaster that both town and national crews continue to clean up and investigate. It was the equivalent of dropping a 2,000-pound bomb in the middle of a residential neighborhood, Gov. Mitt Romney said yesterday. In the next breath, he called it “a Thanksgiving miracle in Danvers.”

Despite being known now for big blasts, the Northshore is a great place to visit with a lot to offer, much to do and a rich history.

Courtesy: Paul Leighton , Salem News Staff writer