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Sandy leaves worst damage in Hilltowns, Southampton

  • A fallen tree brought wires with it on Summit street in Plainfield after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    A fallen tree brought wires with it on Summit street in Plainfield after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts Monday night.
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  • A fallen tree brought wires with it on Pleasant street in Plainfield after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    A fallen tree brought wires with it on Pleasant street in Plainfield after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts Monday night.
    JOSH KUCKENS Purchase photo reprints »

  • A fallen tree blocks East Street near Pleasant Street in Southampton Tuesday night. Lights of varied colors from a Southampton Police cruiser add to the spectacle.

    A fallen tree blocks East Street near Pleasant Street in Southampton Tuesday night. Lights of varied colors from a Southampton Police cruiser add to the spectacle. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Thomas Massimino of 300 Main Road in Westhampton watches with his neighbor as workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to lift a tree that fell on his home Monday afternoon.

    Thomas Massimino of 300 Main Road in Westhampton watches with his neighbor as workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to lift a tree that fell on his home Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to remove a tree from where it fell on a home owned by Thomas Massimino at 300 Main Road in Westhampton Monday afternoon.

    Workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to remove a tree from where it fell on a home owned by Thomas Massimino at 300 Main Road in Westhampton Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cummington Fire Chief Bernie Forgea discusses emergency preparedness and actions Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Cummington Fire Chief Bernie Forgea discusses emergency preparedness and actions Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy.
    JOSH KUCKENS Purchase photo reprints »

  • The roofing from Sophie Craze's barn in Amherst became airborne during the worst of Sandy's winds Monday night and landed in trees, hedges, and across the street in neighbor's yards, narrowly missing the house, cars, and other potentially serious targets.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    The roofing from Sophie Craze's barn in Amherst became airborne during the worst of Sandy's winds Monday night and landed in trees, hedges, and across the street in neighbor's yards, narrowly missing the house, cars, and other potentially serious targets.
    JOSH KUCKENS Purchase photo reprints »

  • A fallen tree brought wires with it on Summit street in Plainfield after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • A fallen tree brought wires with it on Pleasant street in Plainfield after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • A fallen tree blocks East Street near Pleasant Street in Southampton Tuesday night. Lights of varied colors from a Southampton Police cruiser add to the spectacle.
  • Thomas Massimino of 300 Main Road in Westhampton watches with his neighbor as workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to lift a tree that fell on his home Monday afternoon.
  • Workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to remove a tree from where it fell on a home owned by Thomas Massimino at 300 Main Road in Westhampton Monday afternoon.
  • Cummington Fire Chief Bernie Forgea discusses emergency preparedness and actions Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • The roofing from Sophie Craze's barn in Amherst became airborne during the worst of Sandy's winds Monday night and landed in trees, hedges, and across the street in neighbor's yards, narrowly missing the house, cars, and other potentially serious targets.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
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