Hadley, MA

Serious crash closes part of Route 116 in Amherst

Two Connecticut men arrested in Springfield for attempting to steal car parts. Two men from Connecticut were arrested in Springfield after firefighters saw them allegedly trying to steal car parts. Updated: 6 hours ago. The Westfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a robbery suspect. Getting...
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Residents speak out against proposed cannabis dispensary in Florence

FLORENCE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -Multiple residents in Florence spoke out at Thursday night’s city council meeting. They’re concerned about a new pot shop proposed in the area with many of them saying the city should have a cap on how many shops are allowed. With eleven shops already open...

Woman Steals From Massachusetts Walmart Then Leaves In Stolen Car

Do you know what really sucks, Berkshire County? Stolen vacuum cleaners. I know, very bad pun, but really, is there anything these days that people will not try to steal? The other day, I was reading a story about someone stealing sections of the brass railings from the stairs at Symphony Hall in Springfield. Sections of the stair railings. I mean, c'mon.
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What to know about The Big E 2022

New England's biggest fair will be back for another season starting September 16. After taking the year off in 2020, The Eastern States Exposition (known by all as The Big E) returned to Springfield in 2021 with a bang, welcoming nearly 1.5 million visitors to its Hampden County grounds. For...

120 UMass students to live in motel for fall semester

AMHERST – About 120 UMass Amherst students will be spending the fall semester living in a nearby motel due to an increased demand for on-campus living.The group of transfer students will live in double-occupancy rooms at the Econo Lodge in Hadley, which is about 15 minutes away from campus.Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) buses will run throughout the day to help students get from the motel to campus. The school said students who have cars will also receive priority for commuter lot spaces and they can park at the motel. UMass said total undergraduate enrollment is projected to be around the same as last fall, but more students are interested in living on campus this year."We find that students greatly enjoy the experience of living on campus, and two cohorts of new students largely missed a full campus, residential experience due to the pandemic over the past two years," a UMass spokesman said. "As a result, we believe that's why more returning students chose to live on campus. So, for instance, we typically meet the on-campus housing needs of transfer students, but were unable to do so this year."

Triangle Properties seeks to build new drive-thru coffee shop

HADLEY – Triangle Properties, LLC is working with the Berkshire Design Group for a request to redevelop the old Getty Gas Station on 13 Russell St. into a drive-thru coffee shop. The Berkshire Design Group submited an application to the Planning Board on July 19 with plans to utilize...

UMass student speaks out against dorm room charge

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Classes start soon for college students in western Massachusetts, but for 120 students at UMass Amherst, instead of moving into their dorms, they’ll be given a key to a hotel room due to a housing shortage on-campus. However, one student is speaking out about a...

UMass Basketball: Minutement adds transfer big man Isaac Kante

With the addition of another experienced big man in Isaac Kante, the UMass Basketball roster is coming together nicely for Frank Martin’s debut season in Amherst. Only two core rotational players — Noah Fernandes and TJ Weeks — remain from last year’s roster, but it’s hard to argue that Frank Martin hasn’t vastly improved UMass Basketball’s short and long-term outlook in his first offseason at the helm in Amherst. The upgrades at the guard and wing positions had been obvious since early this Summer when transfers like Matt Cross (Louisville) and Rahsool Diggins (UConn) committed alongside promising Freshmen like RJ Luis and Keon Thompson.