(Springfield, MA) – Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney. The announcement was made at a rally on the steps of the Hampden County Courthouse Thursday. The career prosecutor is up against Holyoke lawyer Shawn Allyn, Longmeadow attorney Hal Etkin, and Hampden ADA Anthony Gullini. With all four running as Democrats, the decision will be made at the September 9 primary. Vottero was the lead prosecutor on the arson and murder trial of Anthony Baye in Northampton.
Berkshire Gas spokesman Christopher Farrell is coming out swinging for the Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline.
Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz will present the results of a downtown parking study Monday night
Convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers are urging jurors to reject the death penalty, saying "no punishment could ever be equal to the terrible effects of these crimes."
Rescue and relief efforts are underway after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.