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Gas contamination at Shutesbury Fire Station returns
11-10-2023 2:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SHUTESBURY — Gasoline contamination at the Fire Station on Leverett Road, first discovered 15 years ago during a drainage ditch installation and seemingly remedied by a subsequent cleanup, has returned.The town recently received a letter from the...


Man rescued from power canal in Turners Falls
10-27-2023 4:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — Emergency personnel rescued a man who was clinging to debris in the Turners Falls power canal at around noon on Friday and transported him to the hospital.The Turners Falls Fire Department was dispatched at 11:25 a.m. for a report of a...


Heating issue leads to Walgreens evacuation in Turners Falls
10-25-2023 11:12 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — No one was harmed after a problem with the heating unit filled Walgreens on Avenue A with a thick haze and forced the store’s evacuation on Tuesday afternoon, according to Deputy Fire Chief Kyle Cogswell.The Fire Department was...


Online system collecting household, biz data to ensure efficient emergency response in Greenfield
10-15-2023 2:37 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A new online system is offering residents and businesses a platform to input important site-specific data that can help emergency personnel respond to their properties more efficiently during a crisis.Community Connect, which residents...


PHOTOS: SUV flips in intersection collision in Greenfield
10-06-2023 7:15 PM


Orange officials eye two sites for public safety complex
10-06-2023 5:48 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Representatives from an architectural, engineering and construction firm remotely attended the latest Selectboard meeting to explain the options for creating a public safety building that would consolidate the town’s police and fire...


Fire departments in Gill, Northfield earn $147K for new equipment
09-17-2023 11:53 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

Fire departments in Gill and Northfield are set to receive a combined $146,766 in new equipment via the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program.The program, which is intended to help first responders obtain...


Victim of fatal Athol fire identified
09-14-2023 7:38 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — The state Department of Fire Services has identified the woman who died in the Sept. 7 house fire at 92 Fern St. as 62-year-old Jacqueline M. Doherty.Doherty was described by Town Manager Shaun Suhoski as a beloved member of the community who...


Barn, animals and equipment lost in Hager’s Farm fire in Colrain
09-10-2023 6:03 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

COLRAIN — A third-alarm blaze at Hager’s Farm on Merrifield Lane on Saturday morning destroyed one of the main barns, killed 39 animals and melted equipment.Surveying the damage late Saturday afternoon, the Hagers — Kim, Sherry and Chip — said a...


PHOTO: Greenfield firefighters respond to Shattuck Street garage
09-09-2023 8:42 PM


Officials: Fatal Athol house fire likely started at gas stove
09-08-2023 6:56 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ATHOL — The three-alarm fire that killed a woman at 92 Fern St. on Thursday morning was likely accidental and originated at a gas stove in the kitchen, according to the state Department of Fire Services.When reached Friday, Jake Wark, a spokesperson...


New Salem voters approve override for pumper truck
08-30-2023 3:26 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — The Fire Department can start making room for a new pumper truck, now that residents approved a debt-exclusion override at the polls on Tuesday.Residents voted in favor of the measure’s approval at Annual Town Meeting in July, meaning a...


Red Fire Farm’s starlors named the best cherry tomatoes in Massachusetts
08-25-2023 5:25 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — For the second consecutive year, Red Fire Farm’s starlor tomatoes have been named the best cherry tomatoes in Massachusetts at the Boston Public Market for the Commonwealth’s 38th Annual Tomato Contest.“I think these tasted as good as...


Warwick Fire Station construction nearing completion
08-18-2023 5:55 PM

By AALIANNA MARIETTA

WARWICK — Construction continues on the Fire Station on Orange Road, with plumbing, insulation, and energy-efficient electricity and heating on the horizon.Janice and Steve Kurkoski, who both serve on the Buildings and Energy Committee, updated the...


No injuries result from attic fire on Maple Street in Greenfield
08-08-2023 12:15 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — Though an unoccupied single-family home at 15 Maple St. sustained heavy damage from a fire that started in the attic Monday night, no one was injured, according to Fire Chief Robert Strahan.Reports of smoke showing from the roof of the...


Fire Department assistant retires after four decades serving Greenfield
08-02-2023 2:55 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After 40-plus years of setting her alarm to wake up for work each morning, Lorie Cowan did as she always would on the morning of her retirement.“I actually went to reset [the alarm] for the next day and realized I didn’t have to do it...


Leverett woman taken to Greenfield hospital after vehicle rollover
08-01-2023 2:18 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

LEVERETT — A Leverett woman was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for evaluation after her vehicle flipped at 137 North Leverett Road on Tuesday.According to Police Chief Scott Minckler, the woman, who was the gray Toyota Camry’s sole...


Northfield woman unhurt in vehicle rollover
08-01-2023 2:17 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NORTHFIELD — A 23-year-old Northfield woman was reportedly uninjured after the vehicle she was driving went off the road and rolled over at around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, closing Gulf Road for slightly more than an hour.The woman was driving a gray...


Bernardston voters OK buying auto repair shop for future Fire Station
07-27-2023 5:46 PM

By AALIANNA MARIETTA

BERNARDSTON — The majority of the 82 residents at Wednesday’s Special Town Meeting voted in favor of buying Raymond’s Repair to be the new location of the town’s Fire Station, taking advantage of what Fire Chief Peter Shedd described as “a tremendous...


With state decision pending, Northfield Selectboard talks fire chief position
07-27-2023 1:13 PM

By MARY BYRNE

NORTHFIELD — While the town awaits the state’s decision on Fire Chief Floyd “Skip” Dunnell III’s requested employment extension, the Selectboard continued its discussion this week on how to establish a path forward in the case of his absence. With...

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