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.
A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges after a double-fatal crash in Easthampton
The man found dead in the Fall River in Greenfield has been identified as 56-year-old Michael Hogarty of Marlboro, Massachusetts
The man hit by a car Sunday on Route 9 in Hadley has been identified as 21-year-old Cody Haskins of Northampton
A public hearing on Holyoke’s controversial needle exchange has aired a variety of opinions
Northwestern DA David Sullivan is stumping for Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Maura Healey who visited Northampton Sunday