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State opens police misconduct database dating back to 1984; 30 officers in Hampshire County departments listed
08-22-2023 6:27 PM

Staff Report

The state has opened a database containing disciplinary records for more than 2,100 Massachusetts police officers credibly accused of misconduct, including 30 officers who work or once worked in Hampshire County communities or colleges based in the...


155th annual Cummington Fair opens Thursday
08-21-2023 1:58 PM

Staff Report

CUMMINGTON — With antique engine shows, rides, demolition derbies and musical entertainment in addition to all the agricultural events over four days, the Cummington Fair is set to return this week for its 155th annual edition.As in years past, the...


Holyoke man gets five years in prison on weapons charge
07-26-2023 2:59 PM

Staff Report

SPRINGFIELD — A Holyoke man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to five years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, the U.S. attorney’s office announced.Joe Anthony Montaner-Vazquez, 25, pleaded guilty in...


One man killed in Belchertown house fire 
07-11-2023 11:14 AM

Staff Report

BELCHERTOWN — A house fire on Daniel Square claimed the life of one resident early Monday afternoon as firefighters battled the blaze for about two hours before bringing it under control, according to the state fire marshal’s office.The Belchertown...


Kids 18 and younger eat free in summer
07-09-2023 4:00 PM

Staff Report

The Summer Eats program is in full swing across Massachusetts, providing free meals to children and teens 18 years old and younger at hundreds of meal sites statewide, including many in Hampshire County and Holyoke. Throughout the school year,...


Granby woman dies in early-morning collision; Franklin County man killed in unrelated crash
07-02-2023 12:43 PM

Staff Report

GRANBY — A 28-year-old Granby woman died as a result of a motor vehicle collision early Saturday morning. The crash occurred near the intersection of Pleasant and Barton streets when a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling northbound on Pleasant Street lost...


Chesterfield man gets 5-6 years for 12th OUI
06-30-2023 12:17 PM

Staff Report

NORTHAMPTON — A Chesterfield man with 11 previous drunken-driving convictions has been sentenced to five to six years in state prison after pleading guilty this week in Hampshire Superior Court to a 2020 charge of operating under the influence of...


Free meals to mark Dalai Lama’s birthday
06-29-2023 1:05 PM

Staff Report

AMHERST — The Regional Tibetan Association of Massachusetts will celebrate the 88th birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama over the next week by sponsoring free meals for people in need locally.Millions of people, including Tibetans in diaspora, celebrate...


Florence Bank pledges $50K to Grow Food Northampton to support SNAP Match Program
06-28-2023 2:54 PM

Staff Report

FLORENCE — Florence Bank is pledging $50,000 to Grow Food Northampton that will help provide healthy, local food to area residents who are food insecure at a time when federal food benefits are scaling back to pre-pandemic levels.Helen Kahn, the...


School building authority OKs funding for new middle school in Holyoke
06-21-2023 4:54 PM

Staff Report

HOLYOKE — Construction plans for a new $85.5 million middle school in the city can move forward now that the Massachusetts School Building Authority has agreed to pay for a portion of the costs to build the school.The MSBA voted Wednesday to reimburse...


Former Granby priest charged with stealing $100,000 in parish funds
06-15-2023 5:56 PM

Staff Report

BELCHERTOWN — A former parish priest at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Granby has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $100,000 in parish funds over a period of three years, the Northwestern district attorney’s office...


Hampshire Regional sends off its graduates
06-05-2023 5:46 PM

Staff Report

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional High School officially sent off its 100 graduates from the Class of 2023 in an outdoor ceremony on Saturday night. Salutatorian Riley Smith and Valedictorian Ellia Masenior were the featured guest speakers. For more...


Divers find body of Jet Ski operator in Connecticut River Tuesday afternoon
05-30-2023 3:39 PM

Staff Report

SOUTH HADLEY — The body of a man missing since the personal watercraft he was operating collided with a boat on the Connecticut River Sunday evening was found Tuesday afternoon, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.Carlos...


No contests on ballot in Goshen
05-29-2023 9:03 AM

Staff Report

GOSHEN — Voting in the town election is set for Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John James Memorial Hall.There are no contested elections on the ballot, and no names have been put forward for some positions.Kristine Bissell is seeking...


Two vie for Westhampton Select Board seat; Finance, School boards short on candidates
05-29-2023 9:03 AM

Staff Report

WESTHAMPTON — Two candidates have put themselves forward for the Select Board seat being vacated by Philip Dowling, who is stepping down after nine years on the board.Voting in the town election is June 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Town Hall.Jonathan...


Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges holding commencement ceremonies this weekend
05-19-2023 3:52 PM

Staff Report

Graduation season officially begins this weekend, when three of the five colleges will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Up first is Hampshire College, which will cap off three days of graduation events with an 11 a.m....


Area arts groups land major state grants
05-18-2023 10:22 AM

Staff Report

NORTHAMPTON — Easthampton’s CitySpace, the Downtown Amherst Foundation and the Emily Dickinson Museum are among the major recipients in the latest round of Massachusetts’ cultural facilities grants announced Tuesday.MassDevelopment and Mass Cultural...


Early morning paving projects around UMass this week
05-16-2023 1:41 PM

Staff Report

AMHERST — Early morning paving is taking place this week around town in an effort to get work done before the University of Massachusetts commencement on May 26.After a gravel section of Northampton Road between South Prospect and Dana streets...


Smith retains Worthington Select Board seat
05-08-2023 2:26 PM

Staff Report

WORTHINGTON — Incumbent Stephen Smith overcame two challengers to retain his seat on the Select Board in local voting Saturday.In voter turnout of 26%, Smith received 106 votes, Ron Sampson garnered 87, and Ned Ferguson took 60.Write-in Ryan Neuhauser...


Holyoke seeks proposals for 3 vacant properties
04-27-2023 11:38 AM

Staff Report

HOLYOKE — The city of Holyoke is requesting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the following properties: 736 Dwight St., 107 Clemente St. and 267 Elm St. The 736 Dwight St. and Dwight Street Parcel are vacant land lots with a combined...

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