(Northampton, MA) — Judge Bertha Josephson has allowed public defender Paul Rudof to withdraw from the Ryan Welch murder case. Welch has insisted upon defending himself at his upcoming trial in October. Rudof wanted to walk away earlier, but was told he would still be needed on a standby basis. On Monday, the judge said she’d work to find a replacement. Welch is accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat in her Easthampton apartment last year.
Adam Liccardi is expected to testify on this final day of evidence before the jury gets the case
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The group most recently donated cash toward a project to upgrade the Whateley Elementary School playground
Amherst For All is looking to create a charter commission which they hope leads to a town government that's more responsive to residents' needs
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