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Firefighters contain a fire that broke out at an office and scale house at Lane Construction on Mount Hermon Station Road in Northfield Monday night. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Lane Construction scale house gutted by fire

Monday, August 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The scale house of Lane Construction in Northfield was gutted by fire Monday night. Fire Chief Floyd “Skip” Dunnell of the Northfield Fire Department said reports of an explosion and fire at the Mount Hermon Station Road asphalt plant came in around 8:58 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find the scale house and operations building fully engulfed, with heavy … 0

Moped chase ends in crash, arrest

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man faces several charges after police say he fled a traffic stop on a moped, and was ultimately caught on foot after he crashed the motorized scooter in Highland Park. Thomas E. Senn, 33, of 14 Wunsch Road faces charges of operating a vehicle after his license was revoked … 0

A second chance: Deerfield Police save first life with overdose-reversing drug

Monday, August 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — The opioid overdose antidote carried by Deerfield police has saved a life for the first time since they began carrying the drug this spring. According to a release posted to the department’s Facebook page, officer Brian Ravish was the first on the scene early Friday morning when police were dispatched to a report of a man down at a Deerfield residence. … 0

Driver unharmed in Route 2 truck fire

Monday, August 3, 2015

ORANGE — The driver of a truck towing a trailer along Route 2 was able to escape without injury after his vehicle caught fire Monday morning between exits 14 and 15. Trooper Bob Holland of the Massachusetts State Police Athol barracks said the incident occurred around 11 a.m. … 0

Gill man arrested on drug charges

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Gill man faces drug dealing charges after police say they found heroin and cocaine in his car after he came running at their cruiser during a traffic stop. Michael Kostanski, 41, is expected to be … 0

Mixing of drain cleaners prompts evacuation of ambulance dispatch center

Sunday, August 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — A chemical spill prompted Greenfield Fire Department to respond to MedCare Emergency Health at 338 High St. According to Capt. Clark Seaman, someone poured drain cleaner into the pipes on Saturday, unaware that the night before someone else used a different type of drain cleaner. The … 0

Police Logs, August 1-2

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Greenfield, Aug. 1 11:01 p.m. — Walk-in reports her 17-year-old stepdaughter as a missing person/runaway. Left home half an hour ago, recent mental health issues, suicidal statements. Cell phone pinged in Deerfield. Located in Palmer and transported to hospital for mental health evaluation. Greenfield, Aug. 2 3:17 a.m. … 0

3-car crash on I-91 off-ramp ends in drunken driving charge for Lowell man

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Lowell man was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after his vehicle was involved in a three-car collision on the Interstate 91 Exit 26 off ramp Friday afternoon. Michael J Walsh, 54, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as … 0

Route 2 crash sends driver, woman and baby to hospital.

Friday, July 31, 2015

ERVING — A crash on Route 2 in front of Dunkin Donuts sent a woman and an infant to the hospital with minor injuries Friday morning, according to state police. The driver of the first vehicle, a 2002 … 0

Driver uninjured after branch falls on car in Deerfield

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man is OK after his car was struck by a falling tree branch on River Road around 5:45 Thursday evening. The incident followed a brief but intense thunderstorm during the afternoon. Old Deerfield Fire Chief Chet Yazwinski said the driver was traveling south on … 0

Police Logs, July 23-26

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Greenfield, July 23 8:03 a.m. — Larceny reported on Conway Street, where the caller says a crate was stolen from the porch; previously someone had gone onto the porch and left broken glass behind; the wooden crate that supported a plant was taken from the porch sometime overnight; … 0

Adams terror suspect pleads not guilty

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Adams man indicted last week on illegal firearms and assault charges in connection with an alleged plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State group pleaded innocent to both charges during his … 0

Child cyclist hit by car in Orange accident

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ORANGE — A child was struck by a vehicle on Brookside Road Tuesday evening and was rushed to the hospital by helicopter, but emergency responders said it appears her injuries were not life-threatening. “All indications are that they are non-life-threatening injuries,” said Orange Police Chief Craig Lundgren. Lundgren … 0