(Westfield, MA) – Retired Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle says he wants the university to cover his legal expenses related to an investigation of his allegedly lavish spending habits. Dobelle retired shortly after being placed on administrative leave after being accused of using university money for foreign and domestic trips and a variety of other purchases. Westfield State trustees have referred the request to the state Attorney General’s office.
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The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.
Mountain Road (Route 141) will be closed during the day for most of next week so city and state crews can clean up the remaining debris from last October's microburst.
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