(Northampton, MA) — The cost of restorations and repairs at the Forbes Library in Northampton could reach 150-thousand. The library was damaged Monday night by an arson fire. Director Janet Moulding tells “The Gazette” that books, paintings and CDs will have to be cleaned. The historic wooden bannister that was set on fire will have to be replicated. An Easthampton man is in psychiatric custody after being charged with the crime.
Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.
Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.
It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.
On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.
Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.