(Northampton, MA) — The man killed when he fell from a sixth-floor balcony at the Walter Salvo House in Northampton has been identified as 24-year-old Brandon LaFreniere of Easthampton. LaFreniere fell to his death Saturday around 3 a.m. State police say no foul play is suspected. The Northampton Housing Authority property is located on Conz Street next to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee
UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland