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PHOTOS: An inside look at public safety in Bernardston
07-26-2023 12:11 PM


Greenfield City Council votes to remove fire, police chief from Civil Service
07-20-2023 3:06 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After a lengthy discussion Wednesday night, City Council voted to remove the police and fire chief positions from Civil Service, bringing both in congruence with their respective departments’ rank-and-file officers.“The Civil Service...


Northampton Fire Chief Davine tapped as state fire marshal
07-18-2023 7:13 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Northampton Fire Chief Jon Davine was 27 years old when he entered the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy as a new recruit, before joining Northampton Fire Rescue in 1998. Now 25 years later, Davine will soon be the highest-ranking...


Retiring Whately firefighters honored for service, inspiring younger members
07-17-2023 2:15 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

WHATELY — The community celebrated three retiring firefighters on Saturday, including the chief, whose contributions total more than 150 years of service to the town.Retired Chief John Hannum, his brother Peter Hannum and John Lasalle all started...


Bernardston officials shift focus to Northfield Road building for future fire station
07-16-2023 2:05 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

BERNARDSTON — A new proposal for the town’s fire station could provide the department with additional space for a fraction of the cost. According to Selectboard Chair Stanley Garland, Raymond’s Repair owner Chris Raymond is willing to sell his...


No injuries result from Bridge Street fire in Shelburne Falls
07-14-2023 2:56 PM

By PAUL FRANZ and DOMENIC POLI

SHELBURNE FALLS — A grow light in an apartment above an attached garage is the likely culprit behind a fire that damaged the two-story building housing Trailside Health at 111 Bridge St. on Friday morning, according to the Shelburne Falls fire...


Leyden Fire Department rebuild making strides
07-11-2023 6:34 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

LEYDEN — Once down to one man, the Leyden Fire Department is rising from the ashes to build a small, dependable department focused on emergency response.As recently as February, the department was comprised solely of then-officer-in-charge and now...


Quick thinking earns Turners Falls resident SAFE Young Hero award
06-28-2023 12:49 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Kids hear it constantly: “Pay attention in school.” Not always, however, is the topic a matter of life or death in the way it could have been for 11-year-old Jayden Weber.Jayden was awarded the state’s Student Awareness of Fire...


JP Kennedy sworn in as new Whately fire chief
06-21-2023 3:28 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — Following the retirement of its longtime fire chief, the Whately Fire Department swore in another lifelong member to fill the position on Tuesday.Before family, friends and representatives from neighboring public safety departments, JP...


No injuries result from fire at vacant Orange home
06-15-2023 7:22 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The state Fire Marshal’s Office could not determine the cause or point of origin for the Wednesday night fire that destroyed a vacant Tully Road double-wide trailer, though the blaze is not considered suspicious in nature.A passerby reported...


Head-on collision injures 2 in Greenfield
06-15-2023 4:59 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — Two people were hospitalized following a head-on collision on the Route 2 bypass near Adams Road Thursday afternoon.First responders were dispatched after 1:30 p.m. for a report of two pickup trucks colliding head-on just past the Adams...


Whately Fire Chief John Hannum retiring after 52 years with department
05-30-2023 6:06 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — What started as following in his father’s footsteps turned into a career spanning more than half a century for John Hannum.And on his 70th birthday in mid-June, Hannum will retire from his role as Whately fire chief after 19 and a half years...


Hawley subscribes to app as backup to emergency paging system
05-23-2023 11:11 AM

By LIESEL NYGARD

HAWLEY — To provide a backup to its emergency paging system, the Fire Department has subscribed to a cellular paging app called IamResponding after receiving Selectboard approval.Along with dispatchers having the ability to send messages to...


Collapsed former Montague Lions Club catches fire
05-09-2023 7:31 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MILLERS FALLS — The former Montague Lions Club lodge at 335 Wendell Road, which collapsed during a snowstorm this winter, caught fire Tuesday evening as a crew worked to remove debris.According to Lauralyn Brown, who owns the property and lives across...


State rep. visiting Greenfield for gun policy discussion
05-01-2023 12:32 PM

GREENFIELD — State Rep. Michael Day, D-Stoneham, will be in Greenfield on Tuesday as part of a statewide tour to hear from hunters and gun enthusiasts about Massachusetts firearm policies.The stop is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at...


Greenfield Police break down proposed budget increases
04-28-2023 8:02 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — In a presentation of the Police Department’s proposed $3.8 million fiscal year 2024 operating budget Thursday night, law enforcement officials insisted they didn’t aim to “pit departments against each other,” while also countering claims...


Petition for Warwick Fire Station on Town Meeting warrant
04-27-2023 7:02 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WARWICK — A quarrel about the new Fire Station’s condition has made its way onto the Annual Town Meeting warrant, in the form of a citizen’s petition article asking voters for a $250,000 upgrade.Resident and former volunteer firefighter William Lyman...


Sunderland Fire Department to host 90th birthday bash
04-27-2023 12:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — To mark 90 years of neighbors serving neighbors, the Fire Department is welcoming the community to its station for a birthday celebration.From 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, folks can stop by the Public Safety Complex at 105 River Road...


Fire Marshal’s Office: Improper disposal of smoking materials caused Orange blaze
04-17-2023 5:07 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The Summit Street fire that displaced two families with children on Saturday afternoon was accidental and was most likely caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials, according to Jake Wark, public information officer with the state...


Summit Street duplex destroyed by fire in Orange
04-16-2023 12:50 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

ORANGE — A fire that began outside the building destroyed a duplex at 36 Summit St. on Saturday afternoon.According to Fire Chief James Young, the duplex is a “total loss” due to structural instability of the roof, and the fire and smoke damage that...

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