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3 weeks ago

Western Mass Delegates Chosen For Democratic Convention

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, Springfield Reverend and School Committee member Calvin McFadden, Easthampton resident Nicole LaChapelle and recent UMass grad Noman Khanani were selected to represent Western Massachusetts Clinton support at the July convention in Philadelphia.

UMass Amherst

3 weeks ago

Police Search For Thieves Targeting Cars Around UMass

Amherst and UMass police are looking for two suspects who they believe are responsible for a series of car breaks in and around the Amherst campus.

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3 weeks ago

More I-91 Lane Closures Through Springfield This Week

The northbound Exit 8 off-ramp and one lane of I-91 north will be shut down overnights through Thursday of this week.

3 weeks ago

Montague Church Fundraising For Fire Victims

First Congregational Church of Montague clerk Ann Fisk says homeowners Michael and Marjorie Paton are friends of the congregation who run an Alzheimer’s disease support group there once a month.

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3 weeks ago

Money Approved For Northampton Sewer Repairs

The city council has given initial approval to $1.35 million dollars for a series of wastewater treatment plant repairs, one of several on this year's capital budget, which will receive final approval April 21st.

Rally in Solidarity with Northampton Restaurant workers

4 weeks ago

Northampton Council Called On To Pass Fair Wage Ordinance

At a rally last night of restaurant employees and their supporters, workers say some restaurants don’t pay a fair wage, and that even hurts other businesses that are following labor laws.

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

4 weeks ago

Northampton Businesses Fight Back On Water And Sewer Rate Plan

Last week, Coca Cola wrote a letter to the mayor, claiming the rate structure would disproportionately and unfairly impact its business.

Amherst Town Hall

4 weeks ago

Amherst Community to Discuss Rising Homelessness

The Amherst Business Improvement District is looking to meet with operators of the Craig's Place shelter and Amherst Police to talk about the growing numbers of homeless residents, and the impact they may be having on certain business owners.

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4 weeks ago

Belchertown Police Chief Finalist Involved in Hazing Lawsuit

Northampton Police Lieutenant Robert Powers is among those named in the 2014 federal hazing and retaliation lawsuit filed against the Western Massachusetts Police Academy.

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4 weeks ago

Car Crashes into Northampton Organ Shop

Three women were inside the SUV when it struck the Walnut Street shop. It's not known what caused the crash.

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4 weeks ago

West Springfield Married Couple Dead in Domestic Dispute

Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says officers were called to the Myron Court Apartments Tuesday morning, where they were confronted by a man with a knife and a woman on the floor who had just stabbed.


4 weeks ago

State Lawmakers Request Delay for Quabbin Rattlesnake Plan

State Senator Eric Lesser says residents deserve answers about the "Rattlesnake Island" plan, and they are asking for a freeze on the program until after a May 10th hearing of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Stan Rosenberg

4 weeks ago

Senate President Floating Four Percent Tax Surcharge For The Rich

A potential November ballot question would address implementing a progressive tax structure for millionaires if the legislature does not pass the considered plan by the end of its July 31 session.

UMass Amherst

4 weeks ago

UMass Faculty Voting on Hate Speech Resolution

The agenda was set before the words "Stop Islam" in chalk at the Fine Arts Center were discovered Monday.

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4 weeks ago

Northampton Aggressively Investigating Suspicious Fires

Fire-Rescue Chief Duane Nichols told residents at a community meeting last night, they should keep their eyes and ears open for anything that seems suspicious

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4 weeks ago

Spring Snow Triggers Numerous Accidents In Western Mass

A number of skidding and sliding accidents were reported, including a major crash in Chicopee which forced the temporary closure of Granby Road


4 weeks ago

Springfield City Council Reinforces Firefighter Residency Rules

Six ranking Springfield Fire Department officers may have to move into the city to keep their jobs

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4 weeks ago

Montague Church Collects Donations For Northfield Fire Victims

The First Congregational Church in Montague Center is collecting donations for the Paton family to help them recover

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4 weeks ago

Spring Storm Could Bring 6 Inches Of Snow

The snow that started Monday morning is expected to last into the evening

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4 weeks ago

Northampton Mayor Changes Water Rate Proposal

Mayor David Narkewicz will ask city councilors this week to approve water rates which are lower than his original proposal

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