(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.
Captain Jody Kasper is set to be sworn in Tuesday at the Northampton Academy of Music
The ongoing political battle over a proposed natural gas pipeline moves tonight to the town of Erving
Mayor David Narkewicz isn't talking much much about the June 15 decision to place Deborah Dunphy on leave
The decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks.
A number of Cuba initiatives are pending in the Senate, including a bill to remove the travel ban on Americans and rescind the decades-old U.S. economic embargo.