Jody Kasper

Northampton Chief Swearing-In on Tuesday

Captain Jody Kasper is set to be sworn in Tuesday at the Northampton Academy of Music

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Erving Town Meeting to Consider Pipeline Resolution

The ongoing political battle over a proposed natural gas pipeline moves tonight to the town of Erving

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Northampton Ass’t Tax Collector Placed on Leave

Mayor David Narkewicz isn't talking much much about the June 15 decision to place Deborah Dunphy on leave

Karen Cadieux photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Easthampton Mayor Kicks Off Re-Election Bid

Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux has kicked off her campaign for a second two-year term


Springfield Supports MGM Casino Delay Request

Springfield officials support MGM Springfield request to delay the opening of its new casino until September 2018


Northampton Medical Pot Dispensary Opening In The Fall

New England Treatment Access plans to begin serving clients in September.

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Springfield Viaduct Meeting Draws Skeptics

State officials say the planned reconstruction of I-91 will only add 15 minutes to the average commute, but residents aren’t buying it


Deerfield River Tubing Company Opens Despite Objections

A river tubing company opens for the season this weekend without the town of Deerfield's blessing

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Warren to Speak at Liberal Blogger Convention

Warren will appear at next month's Netroots Nation convention of liberal bloggers and activists


Massachusetts’ first slots parlor is open for business

The state's first slots parlor opened for business in Plainville to a large and eager crowd of gamblers

Justin King

Second Man Convicted in UMass Gang Rape Case

A jury convicts Justin King of rape related to an incident where he and three other men allegedly forced themselves on a drunk freshman


High School Psychologist Leaves Amid Sex Crime Revelation

A school psychologist is leaving his post amid the revelation of his involvement in an alleged sex crime in Connecticut


Greenfield Council Adopts Budget

The town council last night signed off on a $46-point-5 million dollar budget as recommended by Mayor Bill Martin


Greenfield Considering Downtown Cultural District

Residents and business leaders have expressed support for a Greenfield Town Council resolution to establish the new cultural district

Justin King

Alleged UMass Rapist Says Sex Was “Consensual”

A Pittsfield man accused of helping gang-rape a UMass coed says her recollection of that night is much different than his


Easthampton Mother And Daughter Charged In Drug Scam

A mother and daughter have been indicted in connection with an alleged scheme to illegally purchase narcotics from local pharmacies


Storms Damage Westfield Mobile Home Park

Strong storms have rolled through the state, downing trees and power lines in some areas


Franklin County Tech Renovation Vote Passes

Voters in all 19 Franklin Tech district towns approved three ballot questions related to the first capital renovation in Franklin Tech history

Hampshire County courthouse

Northampton Summer Concert Series Returns

The Northampton Summer Concert Series will be held on the Old Courthouse lawn over five Fridays

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Union Station Project Gets State Funding

Springfield is receiving new state and federal money to finished the long-awaited Union Station project

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