An audit of the Massachusetts welfare department shows widespread mismanagement. State Auditor Suzanne Bump found the Department of Transitional Assistance paid out $2.4 million to more than a thousand dead people. Also, some children were being claimed by more than one guardian. And, about 30,000 blank EBT cards at five offices could not be accounted for. Interim Commissioner Stacey Monahan took the helm of the troubled agency only 15 weeks ago.
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.