(Williamsburg, MA) — The town of Williamsburg has officially sworn in its new fire chief. Jason Connell started in June, and replaces Donny Lawton, who retired after 47 years on the job. The new chief lives in Williamsburg with his wife and two children, ages 6 and 10. Also sworn in were Assistant Chief Donald Turner and Fire Captain Robert Lapointe.
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.