(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.
Northampton officials have placed a daytime ban on “nonessential” outdoor water use, citing low water levels in the Mill River
AG Maura Healy declines to investigate a secret separation agreement between Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and former City Solicitor Heather Eagan
A Holyoke man who allegedly tried to commit suicide by cop will spend three years in prison
State Rep Peter Kocot is leading a move to update Massachusetts public records law