The state Registry of Motor Vehicles would like to close three branches in Western Mass. Under a consolidation plan, offices in Easthampton, Chicopee and North Adams would be shut down. Branches would be maintained in Greenfield, Pittsfield and Springfield. The plan is drawing fire from the business community, and local mayors including Mike Tautznik of Easthampton, who calls it a lousy idea.
Officials say two men, disguised as women, tried to ram the gates of Fort Meade, where the National Security Agency is housed.
Little Annabelle Ridgeway was determined to get a slushie.
American International College is increasing its security after a bullet hit one of its buildings.
All restaurant fryers in Greenfield restaurants will be inspected by the end of this year.