Local » Page 4

police lights

3 weeks ago

West Springfield Married Couple Dead in Domestic Dispute

Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says officers were called to the Myron Court Apartments Tuesday morning, where they were confronted by a man with a knife and a woman on the floor who had just stabbed.


3 weeks ago

State Lawmakers Request Delay for Quabbin Rattlesnake Plan

State Senator Eric Lesser says residents deserve answers about the "Rattlesnake Island" plan, and they are asking for a freeze on the program until after a May 10th hearing of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Stan Rosenberg

3 weeks ago

Senate President Floating Four Percent Tax Surcharge For The Rich

A potential November ballot question would address implementing a progressive tax structure for millionaires if the legislature does not pass the considered plan by the end of its July 31 session.

UMass Amherst

3 weeks ago

UMass Faculty Voting on Hate Speech Resolution

The agenda was set before the words "Stop Islam" in chalk at the Fine Arts Center were discovered Monday.

northampton fire truck

3 weeks ago

Northampton Aggressively Investigating Suspicious Fires

Fire-Rescue Chief Duane Nichols told residents at a community meeting last night, they should keep their eyes and ears open for anything that seems suspicious

snowstormpic copy

3 weeks ago

Spring Snow Triggers Numerous Accidents In Western Mass

A number of skidding and sliding accidents were reported, including a major crash in Chicopee which forced the temporary closure of Granby Road


3 weeks ago

Springfield City Council Reinforces Firefighter Residency Rules

Six ranking Springfield Fire Department officers may have to move into the city to keep their jobs

fire truck

3 weeks ago

Montague Church Collects Donations For Northfield Fire Victims

The First Congregational Church in Montague Center is collecting donations for the Paton family to help them recover

snow car

4 weeks ago

Spring Storm Could Bring 6 Inches Of Snow

The snow that started Monday morning is expected to last into the evening

water faucet

4 weeks ago

Northampton Mayor Changes Water Rate Proposal

Mayor David Narkewicz will ask city councilors this week to approve water rates which are lower than his original proposal

business office

4 weeks ago

Amherst Chamber Looking For New Director

Donald Courtemanche has resigned suddenly after two years

Maura Healey

4 weeks ago

Attorney General Healey to Give GCC Speech

Healey is delivering the Henry Steele Commanger lecture at Greenfield Community College


4 weeks ago

3 Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Ware Bank

The 3 are accused of robbing the Monson Savings Bank in Ware Saturday at Gunpoint

school work

4 weeks ago

Massachusetts Senate Releases Charter School Overhaul Bill

The bill would also increase spending on charter schools in lower performing districts while requiring more transparency and public disclosure by the schools of their finances, policies, contracts and board meetings.


4 weeks ago

MGM Springfield Hopes For MassMutual Center Takeover

If approved by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the new deal would go into effect at the beginning of July.

Cannabis marijuana pot hemp

4 weeks ago

Vermont Marijuana Hearing Draws Crowd

The House Judiciary and Government Operations committees heard testimony Thursday evening on a Senate-passed bill to legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for people 21 and older.

police lights

4 weeks ago

Sheffield Teen In Critical Condition After Amherst Accident

The unidentified 19-year-old struck a tree and was ejected from the car after it left Route 116 yesterday morning.

police more

4 weeks ago

More Tasers for Massachusetts State Police

The department's commander, Col. Richard McKeon, says the Taser brand weapons purchased for $1 million "are a tool that will help resolve hostile confrontations before they escalate into situations requiring lethal force."


4 weeks ago

Hundreds Turn Out For DPU Pipeline Hearing

The pipeline company is looking for access to hundreds of private properties along its proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline route

fire truck

4 weeks ago

Smith Academy Fire Delays Classes

An electrical fire started around 6 a.m. at the rear of the building near a boys bathroom, causing minimal damage

Recent Headlines

20 hours ago in National

Survey: Most Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads


The cost to repair and upgrade the U.S. surface transportation system to meet current and future demands is in the "hundreds of billions of dollars," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said last year.

22 hours ago in National

Volkswagen says emissions scandal bill could get much bigger


Volkswagen's CEO says the company will launch new electric vehicles and set up a new firm focused on operations like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests.

24 hours ago in National

Kerry expresses reservations about all-volunteer U.S. military


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he feels all Americans should find a way to serve their country, suggesting the need for a renewal in public service that could also affect the military.

24 hours ago in National

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law


Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law for next year.

24 hours ago in National

Carly’s croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media


Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.