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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 Thomas E. Senn, 33, of 14 Wunsch Road faces charges of operating a vehicle after his license was revoked … 0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

District Court Logs, July 17 to 22, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Orange, July 17, Judge William Mazanec III Peter C. Zwicker, 54, of Prentiss Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, and unregistered motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, continued to 9/8/15 for pretrial conference. Must pay $150 legal counsel fee. Tim Childs, 38, of Smith Street, … 0

Police Logs, July 21 to 22, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Greenfield, July 21 12:47 p.m. — Unwanted person reported at Department of Transitional Assistance; officers sent, and the male involved was moved along without incident. 1:06 p.m. — Disturbance at Fiske Avenue and Main Street where a caller says a large group of people are involved in some … 0

Man faces charges after allegedly driving into Sunderland cornfield

Friday, July 24, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A Bolton man is facing charges after police say he drunkenly drove his SUV into a cornfield Thursday night, causing hundreds of dollars of damage. Officer John Brodeur said police received a call around 10:30 p.m. reporting a motor vehicle had driven off the road and … 0

Adams man who allegedly plotted ISIS-inspired attacks indicted on terrorism, assault charges

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — An Adams man has been charged in an indictment in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State group, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Special Agent in Charge of the … 0

Man crashes into tree in Montague Center

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Ian R. Hyt, 32, of Montana, crashed his vehicle when traveling southbound on Route 63 on Federal Street around 10:45 p.m. At the scene, Montague Sgt. Leon Laster said the man was in and out of consciousness when he was taken to Baystate Medical Center. … 0

Cyclist dies in hospital after being struck by car

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DEERFIELD — A 67-year-old man who was transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle along Routes 5 & 10 Tuesday has died. Sergeant Harry Ruddock of the Deerfield Police Department said the accident happened just after 4 … 0

Police: Woman attacks man with car, flees

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GILL — A Franklin County woman faces assault and drunken driving charges after allegedly hitting a man with her car and leaving. Denise M. Strakose-Hagan, 46, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of an … 0

Police Log, July 18 to 21

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Orange, July 18 2 a.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports a disturbance at his neighbor’s residence, officer sent, and determined that two people stole $150 cash from the neighbor, and a third person was confronting them when a verbal altercation ensued, and the pair fled the … 0

District Court Log, July 20

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Greenfield, July 20 Judge William Mazanec III Jennifer M. Staples, 29, of Florence. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, amended down from third offense, sentenced to 127 days in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 7/19/17, with two-year loss of … 0

Judge denies UMass rape trial delay

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The third trial in connection with an alleged gang rape at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 will not be moved or delayed as the defense requested, and instead will begin Aug. 24. Hampshire Superior … 0