(Springfield, MA) — State transportation officials have unveiled plans for a 260-million-dollar repair of the I-91 viaduct as it moves through Springfield. A crowd gathered Tuesday at the Basketball Hall of Fame to hear about it. Officials say the project could go out to bid in November and take three years to complete. A longer-term study is looking at the possibility of burying the highway or taking it down to grade. The DOT said the current plan for repairs has to move forward now because of safety concerns.
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.