State Police are appealing a decision not to file criminal complaints against seven people found trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir last month. The recent college grads from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were found at the reservoir after midnight May 14th. They told a trooper they were there for study purposes. At Belchertown District Court they were issued a continuance without a finding. A State Police spokesman says the clerk’s decision was out of line with protecting the state’s largest drinking water supply.
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.