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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

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

Alleged Halloween shooter pleads innocent

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield District Court judge ordered alleged gunman Tyson Dowdy of Turners Falls held on $50,000 bail Wednesday when he was arraigned in a Halloween shooting on Main Street. The 25-year-old turned himself in Tuesday night after Greenfield police announced they were seeking him in connection … 0

District Court Logs, Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Greenfield, Oct. 29, Judge William Mazanec III Terrance Crowder, 21, of Clement Street, Buckland. Found responsible for operating with suspended license, in Deerfield, fined $50, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil complaint. Found not responsible for speeding, Jonathan D. Russo, 31, of Juniper Court, Greenfield. Charge … 0

Police Log, Nov. 1 to 2, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Montague, Nov. 1 8:25 p.m. — Caller from Third Street advising he works at the restaurant nearby and can hear the fire alarm from the described building going off; he stated its been going off for 20-25 minutes, and the reporting person feels like it smells like a … 0

Police Logs, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Montague, Oct. 30 11:28 a.m. — Report of an attempted break-in to Third Street Laundry. Minor damage to video camera, but footage of suspects recorded. 11:59 a.m. — Turners Falls Pizza House employee reports they found a dollar bill with what they believe is cocaine residue. Sergeant advised … 0

Man sought in Greenfield shooting turns self in

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A man Greenfield police suspect of pulling the trigger in the Halloween night shooting on Main Street turned himself in to the Greenfield Police Department minutes after a be-on-the-lookout notice and department Facebook post went out … 0

Montague prof. cited for hitting student with car in UMass crosswalk

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

AMHERST — A member of the University of Massachusetts faculty was issued a citation for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk after the vehicle he was driving Monday evening struck a student crossing University Drive. UMass Police gave the ticket to Don E. Levine, 74, … 0