Opponents of the 170 units of student housing in the North Amherst village of Cushman have been dealt another blow. The Amherst Planning Board has recommended against purchasing the land for conservation, saying the $6.5 million price tag is too high. The town has the right of first refusal to buy the 150 acres from WD Cowls. The select board will decide whether to exercise that option at its next meeting July 29th.
Springfield Housing Court Judge Robert Fields has halted the evictions of three-hundred families from their hotel rooms
An I-91 traffic stop in Holyoke has yielded large amounts of heroin and the party drug known as “Molly.”
A Northampton man who fought with a cop could see up to four years in prison
The ACLU of Massachusetts has asked Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate allegations of racial profiling within the Holyoke Police Department
About a dozen elderly and disabled residents are displaced after Tuesday night’s fire at the Mill House Apartments on Wells Street in Greenfield.