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Trailers burn at Heath vacation campsite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HEATH — A small cooking fire and dry weather conditions beyond anything he’s seen in the Northeast destroyed five trailers in a seasonal camp and damaged a neighboring sixth trailer, said Fire Chief Michael Smith. The fire at 8 Lakeview drive began with a small cooking fire in a fire pit, Smith said, while the Chicopee owner cleaned up on Memorial Day for the summer season. A gust of wind … 0

Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to the hospital and the driver, 25-year-old Kyle Suprenard, arrested. Police charged Suprenard with use of … 0

Leverett motorcycle fatality ID’d as Ludlow man

Friday, May 22, 2015

LEVERETT — The motorcyclist who died following a crash in Leverett Sunday has been identified as Timothy Cote, 30, of Ludlow. The Sunday evening crash involved two motorcycles and sent two men to the hospital with what a state trooper said were significant injuries. The accident happened just before 7 p.m. at Shutesbury Road and Cushman Road. Cote died of his injuries later … 0

Two go to hospital after stabbing on Conway St.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A stabbing outside a local convenience store sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night. Police were dispatched to Calls Corner store on Conway Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, where an altercation reportedly led to a stabbing. Emergency medical personnel were seen caring for one … 0

Montague man gets 2½ years for vehicular homicide

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Guilty of vehicular homicide that claimed the life of an 83-year-old motorist, Aaron Stark was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday after Judge Edward McDonough sentenced the young Deerfield man to 2½ years in the Franklin County House of Correction, one year to be … 0

Bike vs. SUV, cyclist hurt, SUV damaged

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — A bicyclist collided with the side of an SUV at the intersection of the Mohawk Trail and River Street Wednesday afternoon, crumpling the door of the vehicle and breaking the window and sending the cyclist to … 0

Athol bust nets heroin, cocaine and three suspects

Monday, May 11, 2015

ATHOL — Two local men face drug charges after drug busts netted heroin, cocaine and cash, and a third will be brought to court at a later date. Eric Legarge, 29, of 891 Pleasant St., pleaded innocent Friday in Orange District Court to possession of heroin with intent … 0

Police: ‘premier’ dealer arrested on drug charges

Monday, May 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two men pleaded not guilty to heroin charges Monday and two more may be summoned to court on related drug charges after an alleged hand-to-hand drug sale in broad daylight on Main Street Saturday. Denzell C. Cameron, 23, with a Springfield address and Greenfield job as … 1

Court Log

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Orange, April 27, Judge David S. Ross Jason M. Mucci, 36, of Brattle Street, Athol. Found guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, following a jury trial, placed on probation until 4/6/16, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, and must not drive until the license is restored … 0

No cause yet for Orange house fire

Friday, May 8, 2015

ORANGE — Days after a fire leveled a Kelton Street home, it’s still too soon for investigators to tell how the blaze started. By the time firefighters arrived at 55 Kelton St. around 4 p.m., the building was too far gone to fight it from inside, said Fire … 0

Body found in Connecticut River in April identified

Friday, May 8, 2015

GILL — The identity of a dead man recovered from the Connecticut River has been released. The body of Thomas Bruno, 54, of Springfield, was recovered April 13. He was identified by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. His body was found after police were called about something falling … 0

Police logs, May 4 to 6

Friday, May 8, 2015

Greenfield, May 4 12:50 p.m. — Report of unwanted person at Davis Street; officers sent and found a female has been living there, but packed up her belongings, and left voluntarily for the afternoon; she will return to grab two packed bags at a later date. 1:02 p.m. … 0

Man rescued from Conn. River in Turners Falls

Thursday, May 7, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — At around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, police and fire officials rushed to the Canalside Rail Trail bridge off the bike path where they heard a middle-aged man screaming in the Connecticut River, police said. Within a … 0