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Exclusive: sisters of Brimfield crash victim remember brother as ‘happy kid he was’

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News is bringing you an update following the tragic accident that took the lives of three teenagers on Sunday. Community members have already gathered for multiple vigils, and have many planned throughout this week. Friends of one victim set up a memorial on his desk at Tantasqua Regional High School, where he attended class.
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Missing playhouse taken from Hadley driveway has been found

A missing playhouse has been found and returned. On Monday, June 27, Hadley Police officers returned a missing playhouse that was accidentally taken from a resident’s driveway, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. On Saturday, Hadley police posted on their Facebook page that community members...
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DUI crash in Putney

PUTNEY — A 53-year-old woman was arrested for DUI following a crash in Putney yesterday. The single-vehicle crash took place at the intersection of Tavern Hill Road and Brook Road. Police allege that the driver, Vanessa Vadim, of Putney, was operating under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested...

"It's no one's business": Woman explains experience of medically-necessary abortion

WORCESTER – The Supreme Court's decision on abortion rights brought an Ashburnham mother back to a difficult experience in 2018. "I lost a baby that I very much wanted," Amanda Loiselle told WBZ-TV. Loiselle found herself at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester in need of an abortion. "At that point, I was at 19 weeks pregnant, but my baby had already passed away," she explained. "I needed a medically-necessary abortion or otherwise I would bleed out if I had just had the miscarriage." The procedure likely saved her life. That's why the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was not only disheartening...

Consent decree prioritizing diverse hiring in Springfield, Worcester and Holyoke police and fire departments to be ruled upon in court Wednesday

A nearly half-a-century-old consent decree that prioritizes the hiring of Black and Hispanic candidates in Massachusetts police and fire departments is set to be ruled upon in federal court on Wednesday afternoon. The consent decree was originally installed during the 1970s after several lawsuits alleged that Boston police and fire...

Police identify victims in Brimfield crash that killed 3 teenagers

BRIMFIELD – Massachusetts State Police have identified two of the three teenagers killed during a crash in Brimfield early Sunday morning.Vincent Ardizzoni, 19, of Holland and Shane Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield were the two victims identified. A 17-year-old Oxford boy was also killed in the crash.A 17-year-old boy from Brookfield was hurt in the crash.The identities of the two 17-year-olds will not be released because they are considered juveniles. The crash happened around 1 a.m. on Sunday in the area of East Brimfield and Holland Roads. A 2006 Nissan Sentra being driven by Adrizzoni came to a stop about 40 feet into the tree line.Brett Kustigian, superintendent of the Quaboag Regional School District in Warren, said grief counselors are in place at the high school on Monday following the crash. "Thoughts and prayers with all the families. Quaboag strong," Kustigian posted.Tantasqua Regional School District superintendent Deborah Boyd said two of the victims were students in the district, adding counselors would also be available at the beginning of the week."Our hearts go out to their families as well as our students and staff," Boyd said. 

Chicopee man partially confined to a wheelchair, charged in fatal shooting

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -Authorities have made an arrest in a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon in Chicopee. According to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, 47-year-old, Angel Guzman from Chicopee was taken into custody after the fatal shooting while he was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun. The incident happened just...
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Police Identify 3 Teens Killed in Massachusetts Crash

Police have identified the three teenagers who were killed in a single-car crash Sunday in Brimfield, Massachsuetts. The victims have been identified as Shane M. Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield; Vincent J. Ardizzoni, 17, of Holland; and Dominick P. Gardner, 17, of Oxford, state police said Monday. A 17-year-old boy...

Authorities identify teens who were killed in Brimfield crash

Authorities have identified the three teenagers who were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Brimfield over the weekend. Troopers responding to reports of a crash in the area of 40 East Brimfield-Holland Road just before 1 a.m. Sunday found a 2006 Nissan Sentra that had gone off the road and rolled over in the woods, according to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.