New Trial Date for Christopher Hoffman

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New Trial Date for Christopher Hoffman

A new trial date has been set for Christopher Hoffman after the last one ended with a hung jury.  The former acting chief probation officer from Hatfield will be back in the courtroom July 15th.  He’s accused of witness intimidation during an FBI probe of patronage hiring within the department.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies Springfield

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Over 6 thousand piled into Springfield's Mass Mutual Center to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon.