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Meredith Savage gets a hug from her sister, Deborah Savage, on Friday as they both salvage belongings from the apartment fire at 9 Dry Hill Road in Montague early Thanksgiving morning. Meredith lost virtually everything from her second-floor apartment where her sister's downstairs apartment suffered extensive water and smoke damage. 
Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

‘This is what I’ve salvaged of my life’: Residents pick up the pieces after Montague Center apartment fire

Friday, November 27, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Meredith Savage spent the day after Thanksgiving sorting through two black trash bags and a couple of filing cabinet drawers containing what was left of her charred belongings after a fire ripped through her apartment building early Thursday morning. She was able to recover her passport, Social Security card, a couple of photo albums and a piece … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 2 and 10 to 23

Friday, November 27, 2015

Orange, Nov. 2, Judge David S. Ross Sean N. Lloyd, 45, of Gibbs Court, Orange, Charges of operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle, both dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, Nov. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Yarras P. Fletcher, 26, of unknown address in Greenfield, Charge of malicious destruction of property under $250 value, to be dismissed on payment of … 0

7 families displaced on Thanksgiving; No one hurt in Montague pre-dawn kitchen fire

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A house fire struck before dawn Thursday on Dry Hill Road in Montague, displacing seven families before their Thanksgiving holiday could begin. The apartment house at 9 Dry Hill Road was badly damaged by 4:20. Route 63 at Dry Hill was closed while about 70 firefighters from 17 departments battled … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 2 to 6, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 2, Judge William Mazanec III Cristina Juarbe, 28, of Deerfield Street, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Greenfield by state police, but continued without a finding until 11/1/16, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus $250 head injury assessment, … 0

Skydiving instructor loses all in Jumptown fire

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ORANGE — An early morning fire that destroyed two recreational vehicle campers and a sports utility vehicle at the Jumptown skydiving facility at 31 C St. on Wednesday remains under investigation. No one was injured in what could … 0

Bank of America robbed: Suspect nabbed within minutes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield police had a suspect in custody within minutes of a report of a robbery of the Federal Street Bank of America branch Tuesday. The call came in at 2:41 p.m. and at 2:47 p.m., police … 0

Five-vehicle crash clogs I-91

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Local police and fire departments responded to a five-vehicle accident reported about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Interstate 91 south between exits 18 and 19. Three patients were taken to a hospital, according to Northampton Assistant Fire Chief Jon Davine. Police opened one lane of southbound traffic shortly after … 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