The state’s welfare department is unveiling new rules in the wake of news stories outlining outrageously high balances on EBT cards. Commissioner Stacey Monahan says recipients with cash balances exceeding $2,500 will have their accounts closed. She says people who accumulate more than $5,000 on their food stamp cards will be personally contacted to make sure they still need help. Monahan says the changes will ensure welfare only goes to the truly needy.
Police paid a visit to a former Northampton High School student teacher over the weekend.
Two fighter jets from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield were sent to escort an Air France flight to JFK International Airport on Monday.
Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux insists that an 1855 law prevents the city from supporting the work of a local food pantry.
The field of candidates for Northampton Police Chief has been narrowed down to five.