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The scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash Friday that killed a Heath woman on the Mohawk Trail in Shelburne Center. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Friday car crashes include two separate, fatal accidents: Greenfield man, Heath woman killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

There were three major accidents in the area Friday, including one early morning fatality in Greenfield and another deadly afternoon crash in Shelburne. At the early Greenfield accident, driver Ryan Gay, 33, of Greenfield, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Mary Carey, communications director for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Carey said Gay was the sole occupant of … 0

Driver dies in 1-car crash in Greenfield

Friday, October 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — A fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Plain Road Friday morning. Greenfield Deputy Fire Chief Ed Jarvis arrived on scene at 5:30 a.m. and said the driver’s vehicle rolled over and hit a telephone pole. According to a statement from Mary Carey, the communications director of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the driver and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the … 0

No injuries in Factory Hollow crash

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — An accident involving at least one vehicle on the Factory Hollow portion of Route 2 Thursday left a pickup damaged but its occupants uninjured. It was unclear at presstime what caused the crash, which happened around 2:30 p.m., but the vehicle, a black Chevrolet Avalanche, came to rest in the east … 0

Police logs, Sept. 18 to 22, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Orange, Sept. 18 10:12 a.m. — Larceny reported in the Industrial Park, where the caller says sometime in the past half-hour a prescription was stolen from out of her glove box while parked at work; officer responded, and found nothing else was taken and the car was unlocked; … 0

Occupants escape uninjured after car hits cow

Friday, September 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A vehicle was totaled but the driver and two occupants escaped injury after hitting a cow on Route 116. According to Deerfield Police Officer Adam Sokoloski, the accident occurred just before 11 p.m. Thursday when the driver, westbound on Route 116 near the state highway … 0

Turners Falls man arrested after short motorcycle chase

Friday, September 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Turners Falls motorcyclist was arrested on multiple charges after a short pursuit on routes 5 and 10 Friday. Kyle Grimard, 28, was charged with failing to stop for police, driving to endanger, speeding and a marked lanes violation after he refused to pull over when … 0

Between the Rows: Harvest rain with Hugelkultur

Friday, September 25, 2015

Learning how to harvest rain and manage water use is an urgent topic in California, where I have been visiting, but it is a big topic for all of us. It is important for us all to manage … 0

District Court Logs, Sept. 15 to 21, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Special note: June 9, 2014, Judge Laurie MacLeod Ronald E. Benson Jr., 31, of Glastonbury, Conn. Charge of indecent exposure, to be dismissed on payment of $50 probation supervision fee for one month. Orange, Sept. 15, Judge David S. Ross Demetri Guilmette, 22, of Wendell Road, Warwick. Admitted … 0

Single-car crash in Heath sends 1 to hospital

Thursday, September 24, 2015

HEATH — A single-vehicle crash on Dell Road at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday sent one person to the hospital via LifeFlight helicopter. According to state police in Shelburne Falls, after a lengthy extrication, the person was taken by ambulance to Heath Fairgrounds and then to Baystate Medical … 0

Police pursuit policies assess risks in chases

Thursday, September 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — While fleeing a State Police cruiser Sept. 18, a sedan carrying four adults and two children went airborne off a highway exit ramp and rolled over multiple times, leaving occupants with what police called minor injuries. … 0

District Court Log, Sept. 11 to 18, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Special report Jonathan O’Gara, 29, of Main Street, Montague. Charges of operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, and possession of Class C drug, to wit, a vaporizer with hash oil, in Greenfield, were not prosecuted. According to a written statement from the district attorney’s office, police … 0

Police Logs, Sept. 15 to 18, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Greenfield, Sept. 15 7:43 a.m. — Two-car accident at the Interstate 91 rotary, but no injuries reported. 12:22 p.m. — Assault and battery reported on Federal Street near the Shelburne Falls Coffee Roaster’s store, where the caller says a male with long black hair just punched a male … 0

Careful on the curve: Following series of Factory Hollow crashes, police chief urges caution

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — With multiple major accidents occurring in the last month in the Factory Hollow section of Route 2, Greenfield Police Chief Robert H. Haigh Jr. urged drivers to use caution when traveling through the area. According to … 0