(Greenfield, MA) — The future is uncertain for more than 500 children using Headstart and childcare programs in the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin regions. The non-profit known as ‘Community Action’ was supposed to get its federal funding for the programs on October 1st, but didn’t because of the government shutdown. Executive Director Clare Higgins says the childcare programs will only be able to continue for another week or so. Another major concern is fuel assistance, which is generally distributed starting November 1st.
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.