Today is the deadline for political candidates in Northampton to turn in their nomination papers. Last week former building commissioner Tony Patillo took out papers to run against incumbent Mayor David Narkewicz. Patillo is also collecting signatures for an at-large seat on the City Council. Contested races are shaping up in Wards 2, 6, 7 and possibly Ward 3.
More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.
A 19-year-old Sunderland man is behind bars after threatening to commit a mass shooting at Frontier Regional School
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley actually agreed on a number of topics during a televised debate in Chicopee
Construction will begin soon on the Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk in Easthampton