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Deerfield man arraigned on gun, drug charges

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man was arraigned on drug and gun charges in Greenfield District Court Wednesday after state police say they found stolen guns and prescription pills in a storage unit he rented in Greenfield. Jerry L. Jones, 71, of 642 Greenfield Road, Deerfield, was charged with five counts of receiving stolen property, five counts of possession of a firearm without a Firearms Identification Card, four counts of possession … 0

Greenfield firefighters graduate from state academy

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two Greenfield firefighters recently graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program, with one receiving a competitive award for his “outstanding” performance. Nire Ragoza and Mark Cadran, both of Greenfield, graduated in the program’s 234th class and Cadran received the program’s Richard N. Bang’s Award for his … 0

Conway Street fire cause still unclear as case closes

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Fire investigators have cleared the cook in a fire Aug. 6 at 49 Conway St. Jim DeSimone of the Department of Fire Services said investigators have closed the case. The investigation brought an air conditioner into question, but investigators were unable to definitively pin it down as the source, DeSimone said. The fire is not considered suspicious. The fire forced tenants … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 5-9

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Montague Nov. 5 6:30 p.m. — Shelburne Control calling on behalf of Erving Police requesting K-9 Artie and the officer, if available, to come to the French King Bridge to search for a missing female whose vehicle was found unattended; officer and K-9 en route. (No result listed.) … 0

District Court Logs, Oct. 26 to Nov. 5, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Orange, Oct. 26, Judge David S. Ross Mitchell A. Carey, 27, of Wollaston. Pleaded innocent to breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, in Athol by state police, defendant being held on another case, this case continued to 11/23/15 for … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 3 to 5, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 3 4:01 p.m. — Welfare check requested at Aster Court where the reporting person states her neighbor’s child is running around the court in only a diaper, and is about three years old; the reporting person attempted to knock on the door, but there was no … 0

Sun tries to torch porch

Sunday, November 8, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls firefighters responded to something out of the ordinary Sunday afternoon. Firefighter Michael Currie said a small porch fire on I Street started around 3 p.m. when sun beams concentrated by a clear glass jug full of water hit a dry mop head, catching … 0

1 injured in gas station car crash

Friday, November 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — One person was brought to the hospital as a precautionary measure Friday afternoon after a car hit a pickup truck in the Valero gas station parking lot on the Mohawk Trail. Greenfield police officer Christopher Rowell said the passenger in the truck was jolted during the … 0

N.H. man faces OUI charges after high-speed chase

Friday, November 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — A 36-year-old Winchester, N.H. man was arraigned in Greenfield District Court Friday on several charges, including a second drunken driving offense, after police say he drove 72 mph in a 45-mph zone and led an officer on a short motor vehicle pursuit Thursday night. Timothy Michael … 0

Police Logs, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sunderland, Oct. 31 3:25 a.m. — Officer responding to a 911 call form a woman complaining that she is being followed, but the call then disconnected; mapped to Old Amherst Road; officer tried to speak to one woman walking in the area, but she didn’t want to talk … 0

Are ventless fireplaces safe?

Friday, November 6, 2015

By ADAM WIRE Angie’s List If you plan to use a ventless fireplace to save money, make sure you consider the safety concerns. Some service providers say unvented fireplaces burn more efficiently than their vented gas-powered counterparts and … 0

None injured in Greenfield crash

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Man who threatened Frontier gets jail time

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Sunderland man who threatened to carry out a mass shooting at Frontier Regional High School in Deerfield last fall will spend the next year behind bars and three years after that on heavy probation. Nicholas … 0