Driver plows into Jerry’s Place

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Bent metal bar stools, skid marks on the floor and a gaping hole in the wall mark the spot where a car barreled through the front window of Jerry’s Place restaurant early Thursday morning after a Northfield woman drove through the center of town and straight into the building. “All of a sudden I saw headlights, then they … 0

Police seek suspect in Leyden Woods shooting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at two people in Leyden Woods Wednesday night, while a second suspect is in … 0

Going public: FRTA wants to know what it would take to get you on the bus

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — There are a lot of moving pieces to consider when you sit down to try to improve public transportation in the state’s most … 0

Smashing pumpkins for a good cause

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SHELBURNE — What do you do with your jack-o’-lanterns once Halloween is over? On Saturday, you can take them up to Hager’s Farm Stand, where they’ll go out in a blaze of glory — smashed to bits from the heights of a scissor-lift truck by local disc jockeys … 0

Deerfield Police issue summons for man who accidentally shot wife

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department has requested a court summons for a Deerfield man who accidentally shot his wife on Oct. 17. According to a press release issued by the department on Wednesday, officers from the Deerfield Police Department responded to reports of a gunshot wound at … 0

Drain fumes prompt evacuation of Sanderson Academy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ASHFIELD — A chemical reaction of cleaning fluid in a plugged-up classroom drain resulted in the temporary evacuation of about 125 schoolchildren at the Sanderson Academy Wednesday morning. The children were bused to the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School, … 0

I-91 ramp closures and Route 2 closures today; delays on Friday

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — Various lanes and ramps will be closed today near the interchange of Interstate 91 and Route 2 due to paving of about a three-mile stretch to the Gill town line. The closures and detours will be between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., so motorists should take … 0

Judge refuses to halt medical marijuana selection process

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The state high court has denied the request of preliminary injunction by a locally based nonprofit to halt the state medical marijuana selection process. The Suffolk Superior Court denied the motion filed in August against the state Department of Public Health by J.M. Farm’s Patient … 0

Regional Notebook

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Falls business breakfast Friday SHELBURNE FALLS — The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association holds its Fall Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Friday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St. The agenda will include annual elections, outlining our goals for 2015, highlighting business accomplishments … 0

Green River Park to get face lift ... and dog park

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town has received a $400,000 state PARC grant to renovate Green River Park. Renovations will include a new playground, new pavilion, a basketball court, a pickleball (a tennis-like game played with a Wiffle Ball and … 0

2 charged in armed burglary at Leyden Woods

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two men were arrested in short order after a Leyden Woods home invasion late Monday night. Jasper “Ed” Green III, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of home invasion, armed … 0

Police scour Mount Sugarloaf for missing Amherst teen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation was closed for part of Tuesday afternoon while local emergency responders combed the area for any sign of Richard Hogans Jr., the 15-year-old Amherst resident who went missing Monday afternoon. Deerfield Police … 0

Preventing escalation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just before 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2010, Greenfield police rushed to 77 Devens St., where they discovered a middle-age couple dead on the floor. The victims, Anthony L. Wallace, 46, and Karen E. Preston, 50, … 0