(Northampton, MA) — Public defender Thomas Estes has been approved by the Governors Council to be a district court judge in Northampton. Estes is currently in charge of lawyers at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. The William & Mary graduate was nominated by Governor Patrick when Judge Richard Carey was bumped up to the Superior Court in 2010.
The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.
A UMass student from North Andover has been arrested and ordered to stay away from campus
UMass has identified the woman found dead in the McNamara dormitory
Governor Patrick will discuss economic developments with visits to Amherst and Springfield Tuesday