(Holyoke, MA) — It’s still not clear whether Mass Equality will march in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s parade. The gay rights group was invited to Holyoke by Mayor Morse after being banned from the annual parade in South Boston. The group say it has to consider logistical issues and will get back to the city later. Meanwhile, the closer it gets to March 17, the less likely it is things will work out, because parade organizers have logistical issues of their own to consider. The Holyoke High School Gay Straight Alliance now says it wants to march, too. Any group that wants to join the parade at his late date would have to apply, pay a fee and limit their participation to three or four people.
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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.