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Despite unanimously passing Mayor Bill Martin’s proposal to use rainy day funds to stabilize the rising property tax rate for residents and businesses of Greenfield, the Council and residents are still concerned over the City’s property tax rate, the second highest in the State.
Police say Crista Zwolenski and Craig Lewis of Jackson Street took 3-thousand dollars, some latex gloves, and several packs of Newport cigarettes during the August 14th armed heist of the Northampton Street F.L. Roberts Mobil station.
The Greenfield Town Council has voted to place three, non-binding questions on the November ballot asking if voters favor ordinances banning single-layer plastic bags, small water bottles and non-biodegradable food containers.
The executive director and board of commissioners of Northampton's Housing Authority have admitted to violating the state's Open Meeting Law.
State gambling regulators say Massachusetts' first casino in Plainville made more than $18 million in gross gambling revenue in its first full month in business, generating $8.9 million for the state.
Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton’s Thornes Marketplace is expanding and should be complete by early next year.
Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin is asking approval from the Town council to use $1.4 million in rainy day funds in a stabilization account to stabilize the tax rate until this fall.
The Hadley Planning Board heard from a Five Colleges Inc. representative last night proposing a reduction in the size of its proposed Five Colleges Library Annex on the 45 acre parcel between Rocky Hill Road and North Maple Street.
CRD Metalworks owner Chris Duval says he will pay the $100 per day fine and remain in business despite being ordered to shut down by August 16th due to numerous zoning and wetland issues.
Northampton Mayor David Narkiewicz is calling on Northampton Housing Authority leaders to immediately review personnel actions and look into alleged conduct of both the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners relative to employment policies and possible violations of the state Open Meeting Law.
Former Springfield mayor, Mike Albano may be considering a bid for Hampden County Sheriff although, Albano says, he is focused only on his current position representing the region on the Governor's Council.
The state Department of Public Utilities has ordered Eversource and National Grid to reimburse customers who were hit with a one-time electric rate recalculation for switching carriers in an attempt to avoid large rate hikes imposed by those companies.
A number of cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been reported at the Westfield Youth Service Center.
The Rivers Park Pool was supposed to close for the year on Sunday, but due to the forecast, the city's Parks and Recreation Department decided to keep the pool open between 1pm and 5pm this week.
After a weekend hiking accident in Ashfield, a 13-year-old boy was helicoptered to Baystate Medical Center after sliding 80 feet down steep slope at Chapel Brook Reservation.
Officials say state child welfare workers visited the Massachusetts foster home of a 2-year-old girl three days before her death, but did not disclose the reason for the visit or what was found.
Easthampton Police are asking the public's help in catching an armed robber who held up the F.L. Roberts Mobil Station on Northampton Street at gunpoint at around 11pm on Friday night.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has ordered that speed limits on I-91 in Springfield be reduced from 50mph to 40 miles per hour beginning Tuesday.
The hearing is the continuation of a July discussion on the Five College Consortium's planned library annex set to be constructed on an empty parcel of land between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road.
A renewed focus on Planned Parenthood is highlighting Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's strong support of the group