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Hampshire Regional track sophomore Hannah Labrie is a Goshen junior firefighter
04-27-2017 11:33 PM

By GAGE NUTTER

WESTHAMPTON — Hannah Labrie finished first in every event she competed in during the Hampshire Regional girls track and field team’s 85-57 win over Monson on Thursday.The sophomore finished first in the long jump (15 feet, ½ inch) and the triple jump...


Easthampton Fire Chief: No sky lanterns, please
04-26-2017 12:18 PM

By JACK SUNTRUP

EASTHAMPTON — For the love of Easthampton, please don’t release sky lanterns.That firm request comes from Fire Chief David Mottor, who said Wednesday he received an email asking if it was OK to launch what are essentially tiny, unmanned air balloons...


Northampton fire caused by improper disposal of smoking materials displaces six
04-18-2017 6:12 PM

By DERRICK PERKINS

NORTHAMPTON — Flames billowed from the third-floor porch of a wooden, multi-unit building near the heart of downtown as neighbors watched firefighters from across the region battle a three-alarm blaze Tuesday morning.Crews from Northampton,...


Dry, windy days sparking brush fires
04-18-2017 8:25 AM

By JACK SUNTRUP

SOUTHAMPTON — When 16-year-old Damien Cox caught a faint burning smell Sunday afternoon, he assumed the scent was wafting from a neighbor’s kitchen. It was Easter, after all.“So we didn’t think anything of it,” he said.Later, his godfather spotted the...


Northampton police still seeking tips about suspicious Arcanum Field playground fire
04-13-2017 12:27 PM

By EMILY CUTTSStaff WriterNORTHAMPTON – Police are still asking for the public’s help  in gathering information about a fire that destroyed the playground at Arcanum field earlier this week. Northampton Police and Fire officials are calling the fire...


Fire burns playground at Arcanum Field
04-10-2017 9:26 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — Police are investigating an early morning fire that burned the playground at Arcanum Field in Florence. “It’s a significant loss to the city,” Northampton Assistant Fire Chief Jon Davine said. “It’s unfortunate. It finally gets warm out...


New $180,000 robot system helping Northampton Fire Department dispatchers do their job
03-31-2017 3:12 PM

By Dusty Christensen

NORTHAMPTON — Journalists and the occasional enthusiast spend lots of time listening to emergency dispatch scanners, the static voices on the radio providing a window onto the work a city’s emergency services do day and night. So it may only have come...


Granby house a total loss after late night fire
01-10-2017 8:24 AM

CAITLIN ASHWORTH

GRANBY – A private home at 22 Lyn Drive was lost to flames Monday night, according to Granby Police.The Grandy Police Department received calls on the fire at about 10:17 p.m. and Granby Fire and Ambulance Personnel, South Hadley Fire districts 1 and...


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

By JACK SUNTRUP and AMANDA DRANE

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,”...


Easthampton man who perished in Holyoke fire saved friends, VIDEO INCLUDED
01-04-2017 11:01 AM

By AMANDA DRANE

HOLYOKE — Milton Galarza and his wife, who is seven months pregnant with their son, almost didn’t make it out of their fourth-floor apartment alive when a fire ravaged the building on New Year’s morning.He said his friend Trevor Wadleigh of...


Amherst fire union: Town gambling with public safety
01-04-2017 11:01 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The union representing Amherst firefighters is using social media to raise concerns that the Amherst Fire Department is already overwhelmed by emergency calls three days into 2017. On New Year’s Day, Amherst Firefighters Local 1764 wrote on...


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

By JACK SUNTRUP

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

By SCOTT MERZBACH

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,...


Warwick retires oldest fire engine still used in state
07-21-2016 3:02 AM

By SHELBY ASHLINE

WARWICK — Fire Chief Ron Gates turned the key to one of Warwick Fire Department’s four fire engines. The deep red truck struggled to start before roaring to life, pulling slowly out of the station and into the blazing sun.But Warwick Engine One is not...

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