(Northampton, MA) — All charges will be dropped against a homeless man accused of tying a nine-year-old girl to a tree off Pomeroy Terrace in Northampton. Last summer attempted murder and kidnapping charges were dropped against Lance Gouvan, but assault charges remained. The girl claimed Gouvan dragged her by her hair and tied a rope around her neck when she was skipping rope unsupervised behind the Cutchins Center for Families and Children. Gouvan has vigorously denied the charges, saying he wants his name to be cleared.
Amherst’s Planning Board is recommending changes to the proposed student housing project known as The Retreat.
UMass Amherst has announced plans to invest two-million-dollars in dorm security.
A fired nurse at Cooley Dickinson has accepted a plea deal.
Governor Patrick has released 65-million for capital projects in Western Mass
Northampton’s city council is approving 22-thousand dollars for a study to look at the community impact of a casino in Springfield