Local: News



Belchertown Teen Dies In Crash

The person killed in a single car crash in Granby Friday night has been identified as 17-year-old Nathan Curran of Belchertown

Man Nabbed After Threatening Police

A Hatfield man is in custody after threatening a police officer with a gun.

fire truck

Massive Fire Burns Chicopee Barn

A former coal barn in downtown Chicopee has been destroyed in a massive fire

school work

Greenfield Embarks on Superintendent Search

The Greenfield School Committee is about to embark on a search for a new superintendent–a process which will, by no means, be an easy one


Palmer Casino Recount On Tap

Supporters of a casino in Palmer have collected enough signatures to qualify for a recount.


Hamp Hosts Forum On Hunting Plan

Northampton is considering a plan that would allow hunting on city-owned conservation land


DEP Targets Old Northampton Honda Dealership

The owner of the old Honda dealership on King Street in Northampton has been fined for waste site cleanup violations


Embattled College President Resigns

Embattled Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has decided to retire


Northampton Welcomes Pot Shops

Northampton is opening its arms to medical marijuana dispensaries.


Northampton Man Wins Election Despite Moose Incident

A popular Northampton School Committee member has won re-election with a write-in campaign after failing to get his name on the ballot.

Recent Headlines

in National

Police arrest gunman after fatal siege at Colorado abortion clinic


Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs.

in Black Friday, Lifestyle, National

Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

in National

Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

in National

Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

in National

Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.