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Fire damages Chesterfield home
04-10-2023 2:16 PM

CHESTERFIELD — An electrical fire at a home on Bryant Street drew numerous fire crews and caused an estimated $150,000 in damage Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief David Hewes said.The single-family home’s residents were not at home at the time, and no...


One man killed, two firefighters injured in Holyoke house blaze
04-09-2023 1:37 PM

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HOLYOKE — A cooking fire on Friday claimed one man’s life and injured two firefighters, according to local and state fire officials.The Holyoke Fire Department responded to the area of 19 Donlee St. at about 1:20 p.m. following a report of a fire. On...


Easthampton man welcomed into pantheon of heroes for fire rescue
03-28-2023 4:00 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — A city man is receiving national recognition for his lifesaving actions last year in rescuing his neighbor from a burning building.The Carnegie Hero Fund announced Monday that it would be presenting 38-year-old Paul Galotti with the...


Area farmers call on Congress to make climate policy a priority
03-13-2023 1:11 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — Red Fire Farm’s Ryan and Sarah Voiland joined hundreds of farmers from across the U.S. for a recent climate rally in Washington, D.C., marching to the Capitol before meeting with legislators to ask for climate change policy to be a priority...


Car drives over embankment, lands in brook
03-07-2023 6:01 PM

WESTHAMPTON — Emergency crews responded to Loudville Road on Monday after a car drove over an embankment and rolled over onto its roof in a brook.Northampton Fire Rescue stated in a Facebook post that the driver was able to exit the vehicle without...


A piece of the Oscar action: Three ARHS graduates have hands in Academy Award-nominated documentaries
03-06-2023 11:43 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

The Academy Awards are almost upon us, and with it comes the endless handicapping and speculation on who will win best actor and actress, who’s likely to be voted best director, and which film will score an Oscar for best picture of the year.But...


Southampton home destroyed by fire; lack of water, icy road challenges firefighters
03-02-2023 3:08 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — A fire that destroyed a Maple Street home Tuesday night was started accidentally by a propane grill on a rear deck of the home, the state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday evening.Southampton firefighters met with multiple challenges...


Community opens wallets to help Southampton family who lost home to fire
03-02-2023 3:07 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — Less than one day after a Southampton family’s home was devastated by a fire, community members have come together to raise more than $35,000 via an online fundraiser. The blaze at the 79 Maple St. home was started accidentally by a...


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...


Around the Hamptons: Student organizes ‘Bigger than Roe’ rally in Northampton; Easthampton gets fire education grants; Blueprint Easthampton now under Chamber’s wing
01-18-2023 4:21 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Regional High School junior is again stepping up in the name of reproductive rights and organizing a “Bigger than Roe” Women’s March sister rally on Sunday at City Hall in Northampton.Last May, Alice Jenkins of Westhampton...


Magnified sunlight from snow globe starts fire in Easthampton apartment with no one home
12-31-2022 12:31 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — Prompt 911 calls from neighbors and a swift response from the Fire Department helped stop an apartment fire caused by a snow globe from spreading throughout a West Lake Street complex.Easthampton Fire Chief Christopher Norris said...


Flare-up in Fire District No. 1: Sparks fly on finances
06-18-2022 7:00 AM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

SOUTH HADLEY — A meeting of the Prudential Committee of a South Hadley fire district generally doesn’t elicit tons of excitement. Most of the meetings are quick, perfunctory affairs.But sparks flew at a tense special meeting Wednesday of Fire District...


Family, colleagues, friends recall late former Northampton firefighter
06-14-2020 7:13 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

EASTHAMPTON — Andrew David Morini, a former Northampton Fire Rescue firefighter who retired last year after over 22 years on the force, died June 7 in Southampton. He was 49.“No matter who you were, he treated everyone the same — he treated everyone...


Firefighters confront cancer risks on the job
07-10-2017 2:08 PM

By AMANDA DRANE

Retired Easthampton firefighter Bill Simmons lobbied Massachusetts legislators in the 1970s for policies to help colleagues exposed to carcinogens on the job. Some 25 years later, he got cancer.He battled the disease for four years and endured eight...


London fire: Cladding on other buildings ‘combustible’
06-22-2017 9:04 AM

By DANICA KIRKA

LONDON — Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing...


Panels may have sped London fire’s spread
06-16-2017 11:39 AM

By DANICA KIRKA

LONDON  — Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno.Engineering experts have speculated that...


Joe Arpaio, former Arizona sheriff, to speak at Second Amendment rally in Belchertown
06-13-2017 10:33 AM

By NYSSA KRUSE

BELCHERTOWN — Joe Arpaio, former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County who has styled himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” will be a guest speaker this weekend at a Second Amendment rally in town.Arpaio, who turns 85 this week, will speak at...


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...


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

By JACK SUNTRUP

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...

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