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Local and State Police disperse after the Days Inn in Greenfield was cleared of the reported threat on Wednesday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Police say hoax prompted big response to Greenfield hotel

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Threatening phone calls that prompted a heavy police response to the Days Inn on Wednesday morning turned out to be a hoax, a case of what is known as “swatting,” according to Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. At 7:11 a.m. a male voice on the station’s non-emergency line told dispatchers he was in a room at the … 0

Nothing found after bridge, river search

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MONTAGUE CITY — Reports of a man on the railing of the General Pierce Bridge prompted a search of the swollen Connecticut River after dark Tuesday, but police believe the man walked away. Turners Fall firefighter Trisha Dana said the Turners and Greenfield fire rescue boats searched the stretch between the General Pierce Bridge and the nearby Canalside Rail Trail bicycle path bridge … 0

Mother, teen rescued from Green River

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — A mother and her 14-year-old child were rescued late Wednesday afternoon when they became trapped in a wooded area in the Green River in Colrain. Greenfield Fire Lt. Peter McIver said the mother and her five children, who live in Greenfield, went swimming Wednesday afternoon and the 14-year-old got caught in a strong current and was pulled down the river. McIver … 0

Former DA student files sexual abuse lawsuit: Says then-coaches delivered him to English teacher who sexually abused him on 1980s athletic trips

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school and its former golf and squash … 0

Miller Falls fire closes Bridge Street

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MILLERS FALLS — An apartment fire on Bridge Street put residents out of doors and stopped traffic on the road, a Route 63 connector, for close to an hour Tuesday evening. At 5:55 p.m., Turners Falls Fire Chief … 0

Safe pried open in Country Creemee early-morning burglary

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MONTAGUE — A burglar or burglars broke into the Country Creemee sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday, cracking open the safe. Montague police are investigating. Proprietor Robyn Mason said this is the second time, and security cameras are the … 0

District Court Logs, June 22 to 29

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Greenfield, June 22, Judge William Mazanec III Sandy M. Moya, 41, of Holyoke. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, armed burglary and assault, and assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a kitchen knife, ordered held for a dangerousness hearing, inquiry made … 0

Studded tires lead to heroin arrests

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Failing to switch out winter tires led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in Greenfield Friday night. Jesse Stebbins, 25, of 17 Avenue C, Turners Falls, was charged with possession of a Class … 0

State prison sentence for second defendant in UMass rape trial

Monday, June 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Justin A. King wiped his eyes with a tissue as he was sentenced Monday to eight to 12 years in state prison for his role in the 2012 rape of a former University of Massachusetts Amherst … 0

Police log, June 25 to 26, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greenfield, June 25 4:58 p.m. — Larceny reported on Meridian Street, where the caller stated a female took money from his house and ran out; he tried to follow the female, and stated she ran to the Green River Park and into the woods; the reporting person is … 0

District Cout Log, June 22 to 25, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greenfield, June 22, Judge William Mazanec III Sandy M. Moya, 41, of Holyoke. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, armed burglary and assault, and assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a kitchen knife, ordered held for dangerousness hearing, inquiry made by … 0

District Court Logs, June 22 to 23

Friday, June 26, 2015

Greenfield, June 22, Judge William Mazanec, III Stephen E. Arsenault Jr., 24, of Armory Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to violation of an abuse prevention order, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of alleged victim, must stay 100 yards away from and have no contact with the … 0

Police Logs, June 24 to 25

Friday, June 26, 2015

Greenfield, June 24 12:31 p.m. — Caller from Grove Street reports a 4-year-old boy has been alone in a truck there for 20 minutes; officer checked and found the child chose to hang out in the truck, and was being monitored from a second floor apartment; checked the … 0