The Northampton City Council is revolting against the decision by the mayor to remove six downtown benches. The benches were removed at the urging of the Business Improvement District, reportedly to curtail loitering, or some say, panhandling. A straw poll shows most council members wanted the benches put back, and planned to take up the matter at their meeting Thursday.
Duane Nichols was sworn in as the new fire chief last night and tells WHMP news, choosing his new assistant is a top priority
Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some proponents are wistfully wondering what might have been.
Torrential rains caused a mudslide which washed out a section of Route 9 between Williamsburg and Goshen
Patrolwoman Megan Gilbert was responding to a hit-and-run which took out a fire hydrant when the pavement collapsed, trapping her in a sinkhole