Police / Fire / Courts

Emergency personnel prepare to retrieve a body found by a river behind a Colrain home on Jacksonville Road on Wednesday night. 
Recorder Staff/Lisa Spear

No foul play suspected as body found near river in Colrain

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

COLRAIN — Police say no foul play is suspected in the case of a body that was found by the bank of a river on Jacksonville Road Wednesday night. On a residential, wooded area behind a single-family house, firefighters and crime scene investigators walked into the brush down a steep slope to the edges of the North River to retrieve … 0

Police Logs, Feb. 3 to 8, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Greenfield, Feb. 3 1:11 a.m. — Disturbance reported on Miles Street where an officer found a door to an apartment had been kicked in, and while the apartment was vacant, officer took pictures of the door; officer had been flagged down on Main Street by a woman who was in an argument with a known person who was walking down the street; she … 0

Fire destroys garage in Colrain

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLRAIN — A garage was destroyed but nobody was injured after the structure caught fire at a residence on Adamsville Road Tuesday night. Colrain Fire Chief Nick Anzuoni said the blaze began just before 7 p.m. at 129 Adamsville Road and firefighters had it knocked down within 15 to 20 minutes. The detached, … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 18 to 22, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Greenfield, Jan. 18 8:55 a.m. — Report of a disabled motor vehicle on Power Square; officer assisted with changing of a tire. 8:55 a.m. — Reporting person from the Winslow Building on Wells Street says she was assaulted by a subject known to her last weekend; and then … 0

Woman airlifted to hospital after Orange car crash

Friday, January 22, 2016

ORANGE — A woman was transported to the hospital by helicopter after her pickup struck a utility pole on Daniel Shays Highway early Friday morning. The accident happened at 4:20 a.m. when the operator lost control and crossed over the opposite lane, according to Orange police Sgt. James … 0

Truck takes down wires on Maple St., damage to homes reported

Friday, January 22, 2016

GREENFIELD — Maple Street was closed for a short period of time Friday afternoon after a truck carrying material that was too tall took down wires on one side of the street. According to a post by the Greenfield Police Department, “many” service wires to houses on the … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 12 to 14, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Greenfield, Jan. 12, Judge William Mazanec III Jeffrey T. Reddy, 44, of Amherst. Found responsible for speeding, in a case that took place on 7/7/90, in Deerfield, fined $200. Charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle so as to endanger, failure to use care in starting, stopping, … 0

Two-alarm fire causes extensive damage to Greenfield home; resident, dog escape

Friday, January 22, 2016

GREENFIELD — Neighbors described seeing flames leap above the rooftop of a Birch Street home during a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon, but the owner and sole occupant of the house was able to escape safely with his dog. … 0

Athol police chief reflects on three decades

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ATHOL — A 19-year-old in his first week as a probationary officer in the Athol Police Department, Timothy Anderson suddenly found himself the senior officer on the overnight shift one night in March of 1982. Anderson is set … 0

District Court Log, Jan 12-14

Friday, January 22, 2016

District Court Logs Greenfield, Jan. 13, Judge William Mazanec, III … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 13 to 15, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Orange, Jan. 13 2:05 a.m. — Caller says he struck a deer on Tully Road his way to work, sometime before 11 p.m., but damage was only to his front grill; he stated the deer ran off into the woods. 1:34 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 8 to Jan. 12

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Orange, Jan. 8, Judge David S. Ross Steven P. Giansanto, 44, of Danfred Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding, following a hearing the defendant stipulated to dangerousness, but was released on conditions the … 0

Making difficult times easier for kids: Children’s Advocacy Center opening in Greenfield next month

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GREENFIELD — When the first family walks through the front door of the Children’s Advocacy Center next month, they’ll enter a child-friendly room with cushiony sofas, picture books and board games — a safe space dedicated to making … 0