A federal appeals court has sided with Entergy in a legal battle over the future of Vermont Yankee. The court ruled the Vermont legislature does not have the authority to shut down the nuclear power plant. That authority lies solely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Justice Susan Carney wrote that her agreement with the opinion was reluctant, but the court must honor the provisions of the federal Atomic Energy Act. The controversial plant is located just north of the Massachusetts border on the Connecticut River.
A Pittsfield man convicted of raping a UMass student has been sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison.
Knowledge continues to fuel the Hampshire County economy according to Northampton Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Beck
Hinge nightclub at 48 Main Street will be called before the Northampton License Commission tonight.
Phoebe Hazzard and Viraphanh Douangmany have won seats on the Amherst School Committee.