(Athol, MA) — A woman is dead and her driver badly injured after a head-on crash on Route 2. Thursday afternoon a Prius carrying an Arlington couple collided with a tractor-trailer in Athol, killing sixty-seven-year-old Carol Lawton. Police say it happened when a Shirley woman tried to pass in the breakdown lane. She grazed the Prius, sending it out of control and into the path of the truck.
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.