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A family looks at the view of the town Adams from the summit of Mount Greylock in June. The state Environmental Police confirm they are investigating a report of illegal dumping that took place this summer near the summit.

ADAMS — The state Environmental Police are probing an incident in which someone dumped materials from an overlook area on the road near the summit of Mount Greylock.

A spokesman for the department declined to provide specifics, saying an investigation is ongoing.

That response came after The Eagle asked the department about the status of a probe into a report of foodstuffs being discarded from a commercial delivery vehicle within the Mount Greylock State Reservation.

The Eagle this week inspected the area at the Adams Overlook believed to have been the location of the dumping, on Rockwell Road near the intersection of Notch Road.

Brush in the area showed signs of having been knocked down or trampled in places, but no significant amount of trash was found. 

Larry Parnass can be reached at and 413-588-8341.

Investigations editor

Larry Parnass joined The Eagle in 2016 from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he was editor in chief. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, CommonWealth Magazine and with the Reuters news service.