(Northampton, MA) — A violinist from Northampton may be in line for one of the nation’s top classical music jobs. Erin Keefe has made the short list of candidates for Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. The 33-year-old woman attended the Smith College Campus School and Williston Northampton. She’s currently concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. Keefe will serve as guest concertmaster with the Phil three nights this week.
A Hampshire County jury has found Emmanuel Bile of Pittsfield guilty on two counts of aggravated rape against a UMass student.
The Route Nine Diner in Hadley has closed its doors in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation.
Greenfield Town Council subcommittees will meet about giving individual councilors money for neighborhood initiatives.
The hot race is for School Committee where three candidates are vying for two empty seats.