Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik says he’s not happy about a plan by Hilltown Cooperative Charter School to move to an industrial park in that city. Tautznik says the charter school will pull essential funding from the public school system and take a valuable industrial property off the tax roles. The K-through-8 charter school wants to move from the Brassworks Building in Haydenville to the former Jenoptik Optical Systems building in Easthampton next summer.
Toyota is recalling Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks to fix issues with the vehicles' rear suspension system.
A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks.
Afghanistan will sign a crucial security agreement allowing the U.S. to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year.
A UMass student who overdosed on heroin last year was working as an informant for campus police