Springfield, MAwesternmassnews.com

Suspect arrested in connection with assault of driver in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- An arrest has been made in connection with the assault of a driver at the 'X' in Springfield last month. Springfield Police were called to the intersection of Sumner Avenue and Belmont Avenue on July 5 for a report of an assault. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive man on the ground. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he remains in critical, but stable condition with severe head trauma.
Gardner, MAthegardnernews.com

This new firefighter already knows Gardner well — he grew up here

GARDNER — The fire department has welcomed its newest member. Firefighter Daniel Quinn, who lives in Orange, recently graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Career Recruitment Program where he was awarded the Richard N. Bangs award for being the outstanding student in his recruit class in both academics and practical skills.
Athol, MAAthol Daily News

Athol Police Logs: June 28-29, 2021

9:32 a.m. – New Athol Road 911 call of finding a purse, cards and a license dumped out on the side of the road near Hannaford’s. Officer gathered property gathered brought it back to the station. Attempted to return to owner, but unable to make contact. 12:02 p.m. – Traffic...
Winchendon, MAthegardnernews.com

They don't want this community park to remain hidden any longer

WINCHENDON — A local group is urging residents to spend a day in the park this summer. Members of the Winchendon Community Park Committee have organized monthly events this summer to raise awareness about the fields and trails around Whitney Pond, property that the town acquired a few years ago during a trade with The Winchendon School.
Hardwick, MAPosted by

Hardwick Community Fair returning to town common

HARDWICK – The agriculture-themed Hardwick Community Fair, a tradition begun in 1762, returns to the town common Aug. 20 and 21. The fair was cancelled last summer due to COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the community published on the organization’s webpage, Hardwick Fair President Fay Butler wrote: “It’s a...
Holyoke, MAKRDO

Neighbors work to help cat stuck in tree for days

HOLYOKE, Massachusetts (WSHM-LD) — A viewer reached out to Western Mass News about a situation in Holyoke that has caught the attention of many in the community. A cat has been stuck in a tree for days and people are trying to help. “Comcast has tried to help me, people...
Keene, NHPosted by
Keene Times

Cloudy forecast for Keene? Jump on it!

(KEENE, NH.) A cloudy grey blanket is set to settle over Keene Tuesday, but that doesn’t have to put a damper on getting things done. Make the most of it with one of these ideas — or use them as inspiration to come up with your own plan to beat the grey.
Massachusetts Statewrsi.com

COVID-19 News For Western Mass 8-3-21

(Undated) – The number of new COVID cases continues to spike in Massachusetts. The state Department of Public Health reports 2,054 new cases and two deaths over the weekend. The transmission rate is now considered to be “high” or “substantial” in more than half of the state’s 14 counties. Hampden County is now under guidance for everyone to wear masks indoors in public places regardless of vaccination status. Franklin County remains the county with the lowest transmission rate.
Franklin County, MARecorder

Montague Police Logs: June 27 to July 10, 2021

6:57 a.m. — Caller on Chestnut Street reports hearing a loud explosion-type noise and then the power went out. No odors. Officer Joshua Dobosz on scene. Turners Falls Fire Department determined a squirrel was the culprit. Shelburne Control contacting Eversource. 7:12 a.m. — Syringes (used and unused) and Narcan on...
Keene, NHThe Verge

The sacking of a crypto mecca

The sky was still dark when the agents arrived at Leverett St. in Keene, New Hampshire, a leafy block of kit houses at the quiet edges of the small college town. They settled on a house at the corner, surrounding it with two armored BearCat G3s and a fleet of unmarked SUVs. Both BearCats had gunners stationed in a hatch on the roof, clad in camo fatigues. The only light came from the blue-and-red sirens, strobing off houses in every direction.
Holyoke, MAWWLP 22News

Multiple people stabbed in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Early Sunday morning, 28-year-old Katherine Vazquez was arrested after Holyoke Police noticed a disturbance in the area of Main and Appleton. Officers report they saw Vazquez yelling, making threats, and walking with a knife in her hand toward people in the area of the Racing Mart parking lot. Officers allegedly ordered Vazquez to drop the knife before drawing their weapons.