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Sunderland man dies after being struck by car in Hadley 
01-06-2024 5:15 PM

HADLEY — A 33-year-old Sunderland man died Saturday after he was struck by a car while walking along the edge of Route 116 in Hadley, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.Hadley Police, State Police assigned to the DA’s office, and...

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The Mill River Flood 150 years later: ‘The whole valley was a wild torrent’
05-15-2024 5:58 PM


WILLIAMSBURG — Like many mill owners before and since, the consortium that created the Williamsburg Reservoir in 1866 wanted more power for their factories, and they wanted to pay as little as possible for it.Eight years after the dam began its...

Flight instructors, student pilot killed in plane crash on Greenfield-Leyden line
01-15-2024 12:00 PM


GREENFIELD — Authorities on Monday identified the three victims of the fatal plane crash on the Greenfield-Leyden line on Sunday.Fredrika Ballard, 53, of Southwick, William Hampton, 68, of Indian Orchard, and Chad Davidson, 29, of Woodstock,...

Blais, Comerford launch bills to establish disaster relief fund
11-14-2023 6:07 PM


With towns across Massachusetts suffering millions of dollars worth of damages from torrential rainstorms throughout the summer, local legislators Rep. Natalie Blais and Sen. Jo Comerford have introduced legislation that could take some of the...

Experts warn to heed lessons of previous floods, push analysis of aging infrastructure
09-05-2023 8:25 PM


The Flood of 1936 caused widespread devastation in the Northeast and led to the passage of federal legislation aimed at mitigating damage caused by natural disasters. But the lawmakers who greenlighted the work would likely never have predicted that...

In visit in wake of flooding, Markey talks of prepping farmers for changing climate
08-03-2023 11:56 AM


CONWAY — As farms around the region determine their plans going forward following unprecedented rainstorms, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and several other state and federal partners used a Wednesday visit to Deerfield and Conway to emphasize the opportunity in...

Federal lawmakers meet with farmers, speak to post-flood support
07-16-2023 1:23 PM


DEERFIELD — As farmers assess the impact of last week’s flooding on their livelihoods and the future of the season’s crops, federal lawmakers visited the area on Saturday to see the damage firsthand.U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Jim...

Floodwaters claim Hadley CSA farm’s harvest
07-15-2023 7:00 AM


HADLEY — Eight acres of tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, leeks, beets, peppers and garlic, all about ready to harvest at the height of the growing season for Stone Soup Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture summer shares, will soon be plowed under after...

In Easthampton, Mountain View Farm’s major CSA crop mostly wiped out
07-13-2023 11:07 AM


EASTHAMPTON — On Wednesday morning, rather than walking into the field to pick the first sweet corn of the season, Ben Perrault, co-owner of Mountain View Farm, kayaked through the inundated field to assess the damage caused by the worst flooding the...

Healey assesses flood damage in Williamsburg
07-12-2023 6:17 PM


WILLIAMSBURG — After seeing some of the area’s widespread flooding from a helicopter as she flew from Hanscom Field in Bedford to Northampton, Gov. Maura Healey stopped in Williamsburg Wednesday morning to learn more about flood-related damages...

One man killed in Belchertown house fire 
07-11-2023 11:14 AM

Staff Report

BELCHERTOWN — A house fire on Daniel Square claimed the life of one resident early Monday afternoon as firefighters battled the blaze for about two hours before bringing it under control, according to the state fire marshal’s office.The Belchertown...

Firefighters battle blaze at Amherst dairy farm 
06-02-2023 10:41 PM


AMHERST — A lightning strike at around 4:30 p.m. Friday appears to have started a fire that caused extensive damage to barns, silos and part of a home at J&J Farms, the last dairy farm in town, according to the Amherst Fire Department.Three barns were...

Man killed in South Hadley car crash
04-27-2023 6:45 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — A 21-year-old man was killed early Thursday in a single-car crash on Lodge Road in South Hadley, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.The crash occurred around 7 a.m. when the vehicle, in which the man was a...

Worthington snowmobiler critically injured in collision with Army helicopter
03-14-2019 3:59 PM


WORTHINGTON — Driving across a field maintained as a snowmobile trail on Tuesday night just after 7:30, a snowmobiler was seriously injured when he crashed into the rear of a U.S. Army Black Hawk medevac helicopter that had landed in the field earlier...

Carbon monoxide leak prompts evacuation at Northampton dialysis center
06-09-2017 3:22 PM


NORTHAMPTON – A carbon monoxide leak at Fresenius Kidney Care on Conz Street prompted the evacuation of more than a dozen people at the dialysis center Friday morning, according to the Northampton Fire Department. No one was injured or sickened by the...

No one hurt as fire spreads from Cadillac to house in Easthampton
05-18-2017 9:07 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Alex Blow spread peanut butter on an English muffin upstairs, flipped on the TV to watch Netflix downstairs, and, after a while, heard a pop outside the basement door on Oliver Street.“Before I even opened the door I saw an orange glow...

Officials: Cause of Holyoke apartment blaze electrical, fire alarm not operating properly
01-05-2017 11:27 AM


HOLYOKE — Investigators said Wednesday an electrical problem was the cause of a New Year’s Day fire that killed three people and destroyed a five-story apartment building.“An electrical fault in the third- floor apartment ignited this tragic fire,”...

Fire investigation continues; building lacked modern fire prevention
01-04-2017 12:57 AM


HOLYOKE — Authorities on Tuesday had no word as to the cause of a New Year’s Day fire that claimed three lives in the Flats neighborhood of Holyoke.Hampden County District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s office did announce Tuesday, however, that Trevor...

Fire ravages Tamarack Drive home in Amherst
11-03-2016 9:26 AM


AMHERST — A split-level home at 29 Tamarack Drive was severely damaged and two dogs lost their lives Wednesday after fire broke out, prompting a heavy response around noon from the Amherst Fire Department.By the time firefighters got there, the fire,...

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