South Hadley police are investigating a bizarre traffic hazard. Last Wednesday a Springfield man drove into a concrete donkey that had been placed in the middle of the road. It happened around midnight on Hadley Street near the Village Commons. Fortunately no one was hurt. Anyone with information about the donkey is asked to call police.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee
UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland