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Friday, May 29, 2015

Greenfield, May 11, Judge William Mazanec III Denzell C. Cameron, 23, of Springfield. Pleaded innocent to possession of a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, and possession of heroin with intent to distribute, bail set at $3,000 cash or $30,000 surety, continued to 6/2/15 for pretrial conference. Must pay $150 legal counsel fee. Greenfield, May 13, Judge William Mazanec III Melissa L. Demers, 32, of Attleboro. Pleaded guilty to intimidating … 0

New Salem crash takes down pole, knocks out power

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NEW SALEM — A pickup hit a utility pole on Route 202 Thursday afternoon, leaving the area temporarily without power. State trooper Corey Benoit said the Chevy Silverado struck the pole while traveling northbound, knocking down overhead power lines and a transformer and rupturing a fuel line. The crash occurred at approximately 3:06 … 0

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 … 0

County sent to help battle Vt. brush fires

Monday, May 4, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. — In Vermont, fires were reported Monday from Brattleboro to Charlotte, including fires in Woodford, Brookline, Brandon and Rutland. Brattleboro called for aid from Franklin County in fighting a brush fire that reached a fourth alarm around 4 p.m. Firefighters from the Greenfield, Turners Falls, Orange, … 0

Lock it, lug it or lose it

Monday, May 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Area police are warning residents to guard themselves against thieves this spring. Several unlocked cars in Northfield and Erving were entered over the weekend, and owners reported electronics and other valuables missing. Northfield Police Chief Robert Leighton said a similar rash of thefts occurred this time … 0

Family, pets escape house fire in Buckland

Monday, May 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — Late Monday morning, Melissa Udal was brewing coffee and making breakfast for her family when her son, Tristan Kostanski, ran downstairs, exclaiming his Comcast cable box had exploded. In seconds, popping noises were heard throughout the … 0

Strong box stolen from Eagle’s Club in Buckland

Sunday, May 3, 2015

BUCKLAND — State police are investigating an early morning burglary at the Eagle’s Club in Buckland. Trooper Nick Pellegrino of the Shelburne barracks said police responded to the 52 State St. building around 3:20 a.m. after an alarm was tripped and discovered the back door had been forced … 0

Fiery end for car; occupants OK

Sunday, May 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — An older Pontiac caught fire by the corner of Davis and Silver streets around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, briefly closing Davis Street. Greenfield Fire Lt. Andrew Eisch said the driver called 911 after his car lost power … 0

Court Log, April 24-28

Monday, May 4, 2015

Orange, April 24, Judge William Mazanec III Jason P. Chalke, 34, of Jaffrey, N.H. Pleaded innocent to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, and marked lanes violation, in Athol, released on personal recognizance, continued to 5/22/15 for pretrial conference. Christopher M. Shaw, … 0

Police Log, April 28-30

Monday, May 4, 2015

Greenfield, April 28 1:30 p.m. — Accident with report of injuries at Conway and Grove streets; two vehicles involved, fire department also responding; one vehicle was towed, but no injuries reported on the log; information was exchanged; officers assisted with traffic and report issued. 2:25 p.m. — Traffic … 0

Greenfield police: drug raid target admitted to selling heroin

Friday, May 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man has been charged with drug dealing and child endangerment after police say they found heroin and dirty needles in the apartment he shares with his girlfriend and a small child. Everett Kendrick, 39, … 0

Montague sees sharp drop in discarded needles

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MONTAGUE — Earlier this month, Police Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge asked for the community’s help dealing with discarded needles. He got it, from private citizens, local businesses, other town departments and the Franklin County Solid Waste District. On … 0

Truck full of brakes breaks Deerfield St.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Electric and traffic interruptions on Deerfield Street Wednesday afternoon were occasioned by a tractor-trailer that crashed through a utility pole while carrying a load of brakes, according to police. Greenfield police and fire departments responded to … 0