The homeless man falsely accused of trying to hang a nine-year-old girl from a tree in Northampton tells the “Gazette” he’s considering legal action against the Northwestern DA’s Office. Last summer a girl accused Lance Gouvan and Megan Bonny of trying to hang her when she was jumping rope outside a residential program for children. A grand jury refused to indict, and a DNA test came back negative. The two were recently cleared of all charges. Gouvan says the DA tried to make him accept a plea deal even though he hadn’t done anything wrong.
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