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Sunderland Driver Sentenced To Prison

(Sunderland, MA) — A Sunderland woman has been sentenced to 5-to-7 years in prison for her role in a 2012 crash that killed a motorcyclist in Hadley. Brittini Benton was drunk and driving the wrong way on Route 116 when her car hit UMass grad student Daniel Haley. The 25-year-old was convicted of DUI second offense, negligent operation, and motor vehicle homicide. Haley was a Pittsfield resident who transferred to UMass in 2009 from Berkshire Community College.

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Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney.

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Swan Calls For Two-City Police Commission

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The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.

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Northampton Housing Authority Director Retiring

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Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.