(Holyoke, MA) — The Holyoke YMCA is now free to demolish the Farr Mansion. On Wednesday a six-month demolition delay imposed by the Historical Commission expired. The Y wants to tear down the old brick building to make a parking lot for its downtown facility. A group of preservationists have been trying to save the 1901 Victorian. The Y can now tear the building down but they still need a zoning change to build a parking lot.
The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.
Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones.
The Northwestern DA wants to reinstate charges against a woman who unsuccessfully tried to develop a gay-friendly condo project in Easthampton.