Local: News

News

VT Yankee

Vermont Yankee To Close, Anti Nuke Activists Rejoice

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is closing down for good. The nuke’s parent company made the surprise announcement Tuesday. Decommissioning will begin at the end of next year.

State With Highest Student Debt

It’s a rather dubious honor, being named the number one state for the highest student debt.

Trustworthy Corebrands

In cola we trust.

How Important Is Career Advancement?

Men age 18 to 49 value their careers the most, according to a new Gallup poll.

Mass Owes Obama

Massachusetts owes President Barack Obama more than $300.

Health Insurance Awareness

Nearly 16 million Americans between the ages of 19 and 29 are uninsured, but more than 80 percent of them could be in October.

New Radio Station for Celtics Game Listeners

Celtics fans who listen to games on the radio will have to find another location on the dial next season. …

Community Opinion Wanted

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority wants to know what the community thinks about its services.

Missing Cat Found His Way Home

A happy ending for an Easthampton couple’s search for their missing Maine coon cat.

South County Regional EMS Service

A proposed South County regional EMS service will be initially located in South Deerfield.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

trade

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

in Local

Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Found Guilty

Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Adam Liccardi

A Hampshire Superior Court jury deliberated for 12 hours before yesterday afternoon finding Adam Liccadi guilty on three of four counts of aggravated rape.

in Local

West Springfield Police Probe Launched After Prisoner Escapes

news-polic

Jose Rubet of Springfield was arrested August 22 after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase into Agawam. He was arrested and taken to lockup, where he later produced a knife which he waved at officers before escaping through an emergency exit.

in National

Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

20-overlay2

The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

in Local

Hotel Northampton Workers Plan To Unionize

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Around 50 Hotel Northampton workers marched through downtown Tuesday night to announce their intention to bargain collectively. The group attempted to present their union petition to hotel owner Mansour Ghalibaf, who refused to come out of his office to accept it.