(Northampton, MA) — Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is refusing to answer questions about an OUI bust involving his cousin. Early Saturday Nicholas Duclos was arrested in a car issued to Morse by the city of Holyoke. Police say Duclos was drunk when he blew through downtown Northampton violating traffic laws, landing illegally on a section of the bike path. Earlier Morse claimed Duclos secretly made off with his car keys while the two were socializing at Bishops Lounge. Yet Duclos, who has a suspended license, told police Morse gave him permission to drive the car. Monday Morse cancelled a meeting with reporters at the “Springfield Republican,” leaving many questions unanswered.
A Pittsfield man convicted of raping a UMass student has been sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison.
Knowledge continues to fuel the Hampshire County economy according to Northampton Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Beck
Hinge nightclub at 48 Main Street will be called before the Northampton License Commission tonight.
Phoebe Hazzard and Viraphanh Douangmany have won seats on the Amherst School Committee.