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Adding up fire losses at Red Fire Farm: $1M in damages includes barn full of supplies and memories
02-20-2024 5:52 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GRANBY — Days after a large fire engulfed Red Fire Farm’s barn and farm store on Carver Street on Saturday afternoon, farm staff slowly recounted the equipment and inventory lost in the fire, as well as the memories attached to them.The fire caused an...

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Whately’s Rainbow Motel fire was likely accidental, investigators say
05-22-2024 9:24 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — While an exact cause is unknown, a joint investigation by the state Department of Fire Services and the Whately Fire Department has concluded the Rainbow Motel fire early Saturday morning was likely accidental.Department of Fire Services...


It’s official: Fasoli sworn in as Southampton’s new fire chief
05-16-2024 9:17 AM

By Alexa Lewis

SOUTHAMPTON — Standing against the gleaming red backdrop of Engine 3, Richard Fasoli was sworn in as the Southampton Fire Department’s new fire chief in a brief ceremony on Wednesday. “I couldn’t do it without all of your help,” Fasoli said to those...


Firefighters prep to meet ‘unique challenge’ as electrical vehicles gain popularity
04-01-2024 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Take a drive down Routes 5 and 10 and count the number of electric or hybrid vehicles you see. Compare those numbers to what you saw two years, five years or 10 years ago and you’re likely looking at a significant increase.Data from the Massachusetts...


Thomas Stark named South Hadley’s District 1 fire chief
03-01-2024 3:46 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — Over his 33 years with the District 1 Fire Department, Thomas Stark worked his way up the ranks from on-call firefighter to emergency medical services coordinator to captain. Last week, Stark received his final promotion when Fire...


Four-alarm blaze at Red Fire Farm in Granby causes an estimated $1M in damages
02-18-2024 5:02 PM

By AALIANNA MARIETTA

GRANBY — A blaze engulfed Red Fire Farm’s barn and farm store on Carver Street on Saturday afternoon, leaving the west side of the barn “completely obliterated” and causing an estimated $1 million in damages, according to co-owner Ryan...


Dearth of dispatchers forces Southampton to seek help from Easthampton
10-15-2023 2:00 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

SOUTHAMPTON — As Southampton’s dispatch services transfer to Easthampton’s Public Safety Communications Center, residents who enter the lobby of the Southampton Police Station will notice a few changes, namely a lack of in-person staff at times.Due to...


Easthampton Fire Department snags $1.5M federal grant to add 4 firefighters
09-24-2023 3:57 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — As call volume and service demands increase, a $1.5 million federal grant will allow the Easthampton Fire Department to hire four additional firefighters by next spring.The nationally competitive Department of Homeland Security’s...


Fire Department secures $565k to replace old equipment 
08-15-2023 3:27 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — As demand for services increases, $565,000 in federal grants will put the Easthampton Fire Department on its way to replacing old equipment including a brush truck, air filling system, and self-contained breathing apparatus.“When you...


Easing the shortage: New program will train 70 EMTs, paramedics in western Mass
08-06-2023 10:08 AM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — A decade ago, Highland Ambulance Services covered the Hilltowns with 48 EMTs and paramedics. Today, the company employs just 27, with only three of them full-time workers.“There’s a lot of overtime, and we’re very grateful, but that’s...


Northampton Fire Chief Davine tapped as state fire marshal
07-18-2023 4:40 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...


JP Kennedy sworn in as new Whately fire chief
06-23-2023 11:55 AM

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...


Family Dollar in Easthampton fined, ordered to close for 2nd time
06-07-2023 6:04 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — The Family Dollar on Union Street has been forced to close for a second time this year after numerous fire safety code violations were discovered. Fire Chief Christopher Norris said the code violations were similar to the infractions for...


Neighbors step up to help family after Amherst dairy farm fire
06-05-2023 5:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A cattle trailer departing from J&J Farms in North Amherst on Monday morning brought four cows to Allard’s Farm in Hadley, ensuring the last of the 50 cows from the town’s only remaining dairy farm will have a temporary place to stay.Their...


Whately Fire Chief John Hannum retiring after 52 years with department
05-31-2023 11:48 AM

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...


Northampton fire inspector orders Bombyx to shut down live indoor music, center leaders seek explanation
05-18-2023 9:26 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

NORTHAMPTON — Staff and board members from the Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity are meeting this morning with city officials to try to get answers for what Bombyx says is a bewildering turn of events: a sudden shutdown of live indoor music ordered by a...


‘A stranger to nobody’: Michael Gross, 60, a firefighter and community pillar, would do anything for anybody
05-02-2023 10:10 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

EASTHAMPTON — In front of a packed audience at Easthampton Congregational Church, Wright Dickinson shared a story about a weekend getaway to the Carolinas he took years ago with several friends, including Michael Gross.During the trip, the men took...


Sunderland Fire Department to host 90th birthday bash
04-27-2023 12:11 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.On Saturday, May 6 from 3 to 9 p.m., people can stop by the Public Safety Complex at 105 River Road...


Easthampton forces Family Dollar to temporarily close over clutter, code violations
03-01-2023 5:03 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — The Family Dollar on Union Street has been ordered to close until a number of fire safety code violations have been rectified and the building has been brought into compliance.The city’s Fire Department issued the discount retailer a...


Southampton Fire Chief poised to retire after 33 years, looks forward to a full night’s sleep
01-24-2023 7:19 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — Sometime this summer, John Workman will finally get a full night’s sleep.But until then, the longtime firefighter and Southampton fire chief for the last decade will continue to keep one ear open to the radio for calls, just like he’s...


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

By DAN CROWLEY

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...

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