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 Thomas E. Senn, 33, of 14 Wunsch Road faces charges of operating a vehicle after his license was revoked … 0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

Police Log, July 14 to 17, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Orange, July 14 4 p.m. — Larceny reported on Brookside Road where the caller says a tire was stolen off his camper; officer investigating. 8:10 p.m. — Loud noise disturbance on Pleasant Street, where Shelburne Control got a call saying two people were arguing there; officers spoke with … 0

Motorcyclist sent to hospital after Mohawk Trail crash

Monday, July 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — A motorcyclist was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center Monday afternoon after police said she veered into an adjacent lane and struck a van near the Interstate 91 rotary around 1 p.m. Sgt. Todd Dodge said … 0

Greenfield man charged in Whately hit-and-run, OUI

Monday, July 20, 2015

WHATELY — A Greenfield man admitted facts sufficient for a guilty finding on drunken driving charges and various traffic violations in Greenfield District Court Monday morning. Robert Barron, 39, of 18 Western Ave., was arrested during a traffic stop on Elm Street in Greenfield and charged with operating … 0

Defendants in UMass gang rape case want new venue; Lawyers argue last two defendants won’t get fair trial because of media coverage

Monday, July 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Attorneys for the two remaining defendants charged in connection with an alleged gang rape at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 told a judge Monday that media coverage of the case meant their clients could not get fair trials in Hampshire County — at least … 0

Two Athol men arrested in raid on suspected meth lab

Monday, July 20, 2015

ATHOL — Two local men were brought up on methamphetamine manufacturing charges after several law-enforcement agencies descended on their home in an early morning raid. James Robert Bennet, 38, and Ryan Ritter, 36, both of 244 Conant Road, pleaded innocent in Orange District Court to charges of manufacturing … 0

Police Log, July 17 to 19

Monday, July 20, 2015

Greenfield, July 17 12:03 p.m. — Reports of a break-in at Serenity Center on Bank Row. Officers investigated and discovered that someone had climbed through a back window and used the toilet. Nothing was taken. 2:50 p.m. — A resident from Shattuck Street reported that kids were climbing … 0

District Court Logs, July 16-17

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Greenfield, July 16, Judge William Mazanec, III Jason S. Scott, 34, of Hillside Road, Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, disorderly conduct, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to screens/tests, … 0

Greenfield man charged in antique shop smash-and-grab

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — A man who allegedly stole nearly $9,000 worth of coins during a break-in at Whitney Hill Antiques last September was brought up on burglary charges Friday. Steven Sommer, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court to charges of breaking and entering a building at … 0

District Court Log, July 10-16

Monday, July 20, 2015

Orange, July 10, Judge Laurie MacLeod Gregory K. Koulisis, 28, of Holden. Pleaded innocent to possession of a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, in Athol by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 8/7/15 for pretrial conference. Dennis E. Nolette Jr. 26, of South Main Street, … 0

Police logs, July 13 to 15, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Orange, July 13 7:32 a.m. — Resident from East Myrtle Street came to the station requesting an officer assist with removing a bat from the home; the bat was removed to the outside. 10:42 a.m. — Clerk at a business on Daniel Shays Highway requests an officer to … 0