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Hatfield Financial Problems Caused By Mismanagement, Not Criminal Activity

Of major concern was a roughly 16 month backlog of town receipts which had not been properly reconciled by members of Hatfield's financial team, some of whom are no longer employed by the town.

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Man Arrested Twice In One Day in Greenfield

40 year old Nashawn Harvey of East Hartford, Connecticut faces numerous charges including unarmed robbery. Police allege he passed a note to a teller demanding money, then fled the bank with the cash, on a stolen bicycle.


No Takers Yet For Springfield Medical Marijuana Dispensary

One city official says a request for proposals was issued in early November, but no applications have been submitted.

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NH Woman Joins Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby

Kristina Ruehli has filed a federal lawsuit saying the comedian falsely accused her of lying when she came forward last year and said Cosby raped her in 1965

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Amherst Launches Town Manager Search

Amherst town officials have begun the search for a replacement for late Town Manager John Musante

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Mayoral Recount Considered In Greenfield

Supporters of defeated mayoral hopeful Patty Morey-Walker have taken out recount papers

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Delivery Food Driver Is Springfield’s 16th Murder Victim

Springfield's latest homicide victim was a food delivery driver for a Chinese restaurant


Alleged Latin King Leaders Arrested As Part Of Federal Sweep

Twelve men from Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee are under arrest on charges related to their alleged involvement with the Latin Kings

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Crews Battle Overnight Mount Tom Brush Fire

Approximately a mile up from Exit 17, smoke and flames could be seen from I-91 North. Firefighters have been out on the mountain before midnight on Sunday and were able to work more aggressively with daylight. The fire scorched at least eighteen acres between Routes 5 and 91.


Nearly Half of Surveyed Residents Oppose Amherst School Consolidation Plan

The administration wants to combine grades seven through twelve in one building, but nearly half of the people surveyed regarding the merger oppose the idea. Administrators told community members at a forum Saturday, the opposition may be due to a lack of information.


Springfield Shootings Prompt Renewed Call For Earlier Entertainment Curfew

Mayor Domenic Sarno is pushing for the 1:00AM curfew after two more men were shot in the area shortly after the bars closed at 2:00AM this past Saturday morning.

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Montague Center Water Safe Again To Drink

Samples taken earlier in the week revealed higher than acceptable levels of e coli bacteria, leading to the order to boil before drinking.


Northampton Wins Negligence Suit Filed By Injured Bicyclist

A Hampshire Superior Court jury ruled in the city's favor in a complaint brought by 58-year-old Evelyn Cleary.

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Northampton Main Street Closed By Suspicious Packages

The road was shut down at around 7:10 and the State Police Bomb Squad was called in to investigate the packages, which were revealed not to be threatening, but part of a school project.

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Former Belchertown State School Cottage Burned In “Suspicious” Fire

Firefighters were called to the State Street former school property at around 3:15 Thursday morning to battle a fully involved blaze at a former staff cottage. The fire may have been deliberately set since utilities to the property have been shut off for years.


Former Northampton Woman Arraigned On Child Abuse Charges

The Northwestern District Attorney says 34-year-old Julie Conley is accused of abusing her child at least four times between July 2013 and April 2015.

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Sunderland Man Gets A Year For Threatening Attack On South Deerfield School

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Schauer admitted to making the threat against Frontier Regional School last fall. Schauer will get credit for 371 days spent under psychiatric observation at Bridgewater State Hospital.


Springfield’s Premature Birth Rate: Top in the State

A study according to the March of Dimes, says eight-point-six percent of the Springfield babies born in 2014 were preemies, the highest rate in the commonwealth.


Incumbents Win Big In Western Mass Mayoral Races

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno easily outdistanced challenger Salvatore Circosta 11,749 to 3,452, while Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos won the rematch challenge of former Mayor Michael Bissonette 7,900 to 4,097.


Three New Western Mass Mayors Elected

In West Springfield, city attorney William Reichelt easily outdistanced State Representative Michael Finn 3,517 to 2,571 to become the city’s next mayor. In Westfield, Brian Sullivan defeated William Roeder 4,421 to 3,420, and in Pittsfield, City Clerk Linda Tyer defeated incumbent Mayor Daniel Bianchi 6,661 to 4,502.

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