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Woodstove fire damages home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A house fire started by a woodstove was quickly extinguished, despite issues caused by Wednesday’s snow. A fire started in the wall of a house at 28B Old Albany Road when embers got into a partition around flue pipe, according to Capt. William Schneider. “The timing was perfect. We got there, opened up the wall and put it out,” Schneider said. “We had to use water cans because … 0

Deerfield, Gill, Northfield, Bernardston house break-ins

Monday, November 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past two weeks. Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the first of the three breaks occurred Nov. 17 at 8:22 a.m. on Sand Gully Road. He said police found evidence of a forced entry at the home, and jewelry was taken. The second theft occurred the … 0

Police seek suspects in second stabbing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police seek three suspects in the second stabbing in the past week. A Riverside Drive man was stabbed multiple times in the hands around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The victim told police his roommate let “three white guys” into the apartment while he slept. He told police that at least two of the men brandished butcher knives, and began … 0

Sunderland fire damages home

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SUNDERLAND — A house fire downtown drew firefighters from more than a half-dozen departments Wednesday night. The fire broke out at 127 North Main St. just after 9 p.m. Residents evacuated, and reported heavy smoke in the front of the home. The road was closed to traffic in … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 14-16

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Orange, Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. — Reporting person from East Howe Street came in to report her vehicle was stolen; report taken, BOLO issued. 11:30 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports her coat and some silverware are missing from her East River Street location; the female later said she … 0

Tractor-trailer lands on side, no one hurt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side in the left lane of Interstate 91 southbound Monday night. State police logged the accident at 8:50 p.m., with all patrols clear at 11 p.m. once the truck was righted. There were no injuries. The Shelburne barracks log did not … 0

Charlemont man denies larceny, fraud charges

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Charlemont man denied charges in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday related to two alleged schemes that prosecutors say let him cheat his former employer, Dietz Construction of Easthampton, out of thousands of dollars. Andrew Dufresne, 42, of 119 Main St., Apt. 1R, pleaded not guilty to … 0

District Court Log: Nov. 5-12

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 5, Judge David S. Ross Christopher G. Cole, 53, of Tully Road, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, and marked lane violation, in Athol by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/15/14 for pretrial conference. Jeremy H. Fernette, 26, of … 0

Police Log: Nov. 12-13

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 12 7:28 p.m. — Overdose reported in the parking lot at B.J.’s Wholesale Club where they are requesting an ambulance; the caller said his son, a 34-year-old, was possibly overdosing in the parking lot; and he was transferred to MedCare, which responded along with an officer … 0

Holyoke man in hospital after Gill crash

Monday, November 17, 2014

GILL — A Holyoke man injured in a single-car crash Sunday night on Mountain Road was listed in the UMass Medical Center’s intensive care unit Monday evening, but no information was available on his status. Nicholas Swindell, 21, of Holyoke was taken to the Worcester hospital by LifeFlight … 0

Man in jail after allegedly abusing girlfriend while free in prior abuse case

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man is in jail after allegedly choking his girlfriend while free on a pretrial release arrangement related to a case in which he allegedly punched her in the face last year. Brandon M. Rawson, 24, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Driver flips car

Monday, November 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — The Ford Focus fared poorly but the woman at the wheel was unhurt after the car rolled onto its roof on Turners Falls Road Monday night. “She slid on the wet road and kind of went up onto the embankment and the car kind of … 0

LifeFlight used for Gill crash victim

Sunday, November 16, 2014

GILL — A car left Mountain Road and finished in the trees after dark Sunday and a single accident victim was taken from the scene by ambulance and later helicopter. Sgt. Chris Ware, attached to the Shelburne Falls state police barracks said a male patient was taken by … 0