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3 weeks ago

Amherst Chinese Restaurant Underage Liquor License Suspension

The Amherst Selectboard voted to yank Panda East's license for allegedly selling booze to underage customers in November


3 weeks ago

Hadley Chili’s Damaged By Car Crash

A driver accidentally smashed into the side of the Chili's Restaurant on Route 9 this week


3 weeks ago

Greenfield Gets Tree Planting Grant

The money will help finance an ongoing effort to plant more trees in high-traffic areas to help fight pollution

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3 weeks ago

Retired Springfield Officer Denies Stealing Evidence

Kevin Burnham rejects charges against him stealing over $400,000 from the Springfield Police Department's evidence room.


3 weeks ago

More Lethal Heroin Off Western Mass Streets

Police have been working to curb the recent spike in overdoses by taking the sometimes lethal "Drop Dead" strain of heroin off of the streets.

Photo of Rintala murder scene courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

3 weeks ago

State’s Highest Court Hears Arguments In Third Rintala Trial

The state Supreme Judicial Court yesterday began hearing oral arguments in an appeal of the prosecution's case against Cara Rintala


3 weeks ago

Downtown Greenfield Could Lose Local Toy Store

Magical Child owner Mary Walsh-Martel says she is looking for a buyer of the Main Street store by month’s end and will close if a new owner doesn't come forward.

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3 weeks ago

West Springfield Crash Still Under Investigation

Police say in the Friday incident, one of the vehicles crossed the center line on Route 20 in West Springfield Friday, but haven't said yet which one.

Jeff Martell

4 weeks ago

Western Mass Folk Singer Killed In Head-on Crash

50-year old Jeff Martell of Northampton was killed in a Friday car accident in West Springfield

UMass Amherst

4 weeks ago

Hoverboards Banned At UMass, Amherst College

The schools are the latest among many nationwide to ban the self-balancing devices

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4 weeks ago

Amherst Emergency Calls Rise, Staffing Levels Haven’t

Fire Chief Tim Nelson says his department has been receiving a record-breaking number of emergency calls, but staffing levels remain unchanged


4 weeks ago

Former Greenfield Nurse Admits Stealing Patient Painkillers

51 year-old Daniel Herlocker admitted in federal court to swiping his patient’s drugs and giving them saline solution instead


4 weeks ago

Closed Springfield School To Be Demolished For Casino

Demolition begins on the long-vacant Alfred Zanetti Elementary School

Jim McGovern Haymarket Living wage

4 weeks ago

McGovern Praises Northampton Coffee Shop On House Floor

Congressman Jim McGovern talked on the floor of the U-S House, about the Haymarket Cafe's decision to eliminate tipping and increase the starting wage for all workers to 14 dollars an hour.


4 weeks ago

Holyoke Raid Nets 18-Hundred Heroin Bags

The bags stamped “Drop Dead” were seized from two different locations with several other brands of illegal and prescription narcotics.


4 weeks ago

South Hadley Bank Robbed

Police say the Berkshire Bank on Lamb Street was held up in an armed robbery at around 5:40 last night.

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4 weeks ago

Athol-Royalston Hires New Superintendent

The Athol-Royalston School District didn't have to look far to find its new superintendent. Steven Meyer has been hired, pending the outcome of contract negotiations.

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4 weeks ago

Holyoke Crossing Guard Hit By Car

Dewy Evans had his skull fractured when he was hit at around 8 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Beech Street and West Franklin Street.


4 weeks ago

Northampton Housing Worker Accused Of Sex Assault

Thomas Kennedy denies attacking the 64-year-old woman at Northampton Housing on Pleasant Street


4 weeks ago

AG: Northampton Housing Board Violated Open Meeting Law

The state's Attorney General says the board's closed-door meeting to discuss personnel issues was illegal

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