A Granby man will spend four years in prison after admitting he set a house on fire. Scott Szaban broke into an unoccupied home on Chicopee Street two years ago and torched it. He then pointed a pellet gun at police when they showed up at his mobile home to arrest him. The vacant house was being renovated for sale at the time, and was owned by an Easthampton man.
Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney.
The World Eye Bookshop in Florence is closing on Saturday.
The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.
Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.
The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.