Holyoke, MAwesternmassnews.com

Police investigating after shots fired, Molotov cocktail at Holyoke residence

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Authorities are investigating following two incidents at one Holyoke residence over the weekend. Holyoke Police Capt. Matthew Moriarty said that officers were called to a Homestead Avenue residence shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday for a report of an explosion. When crews arrived, they found the remnants of a Molotov cocktail on the driveway.
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Newest Orange selectman talks background, motivation to serve beloved North Quabbin area

ORANGE — The town’s Selectboard has since May consisted of five members, but only four surnames. But any reference to the “Smith brothers” is made in jest. Andrew Smith was elected to a three-year position, joining Thomas Smith, Jane Peirce and Pat Lussier. Richard Sheridan was re-elected to a different three-year seat on a ballot that contained no contested races. The former Smith recently sat down with the Greenfield Recorder to talk about his background and explain his desire to serve the town after his wife, Barbara, suggested he run for Selectboard.
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Holyoke, MAWWLP 22News

Molotov cocktail and shots fired on Homestead Ave in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Holyoke Police Department is investigating after a drive-by shooting in Holyoke Sunday. According to Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty, at around 12:50 a.m. officers were called to 518 Homestead Avenue for a report of an explosion. Officers discovered remnants of a Molotov cocktail in the driveway. The Criminal Investigation Bureau was notified and officers left the area at approximately 3:00 a.m.
Springfield, MAwesternmassnews.com

Springfield man arrested following shots fired call

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Springfield man is under arrest following an incident Saturday night on Cambridge Street. Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that 30-year-old Jovanni Peralta was arrested after it's alleged that he shot a gun from a second floor window. Officers were called to Cambridge Street around...
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Drunk Massachusetts Man Groped a 13-Year-Old Girl’s Backside in Front of Her Cousin at Family Amusement Park: Police

A Massachusetts man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly groping a 13-year-old girl at a family activity center and amusement park in Connecticut. Daniel Perreault, 49, stands accused of one count of risk of injury to a minor via illicit sexual contact with a victim under the age of 16, one count of sexual assault in the fourth degree and one count of breach of the peace in the second degree over an alleged incident that occurred at Sonny’s Place in Somers, Connecticut, late Saturday night.
Massachusetts StateWWLP 22News

Should Massachusetts mandate masks across the state again?

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Mask wearing is once again up for debate as cases soar across the state and nation. Infectious disease experts are saying that we are headed in the wrong direction in this pandemic. Hospitals in some parts of the country are again getting slammed with COVID-19 patients.
Springfield, MAWWLP 22News

What the rise in COVID-19 cases could mean for the upcoming school year

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Students will be going back to school in about a month but COVID cases are rising again among school aged children. We’re getting close to back to school time. But what will school look like for children this year? Governor Baker has said he will not mandate masks for students this upcoming fall but some lawmakers are calling for it.
Gill, MARecorder

Gillbilly Paddle a growing tradition in Gill

GILL — The third Gillbilly Paddle event on Saturday will see locals gather in boats of all types to go down the Connecticut River together. Organized by former town moderator and current Agricultural Commission Chair Ray Steele, the event began as a small word-of-mouth gathering. Now, Steele hopes the Gillbilly Paddle might help strengthen the community’s bond going forward.
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Taco bar to open in downtown Amherst

AMHERST — A new restaurant, Mexcalito Taco Bar, will celebrate its opening Tuesday at 3 p.m. There will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Mexcalito is located at 17 Kellogg Avenue, just off of North Pleasant St. in downtown Amherst. The chef is Luis Torres, from Guadalajara, Mexico. In addition to...
Athol Daily News

Former Deerfield Academy star Claire Collins rowing for U.S. at Olympic Games

Deerfield Academy has long been a powerhouse on the national rowing scene, and alumni have consistently found their way onto international waters. Count Claire Collins as the most recent former Big Green rower to make waves on the big stage. Collins, who graduated from DA in 2015, is showcasing her...
Somers, CTMiddletown Press

Police: Man charged with sexual assault incident at Sonny's Place in Somers

SOMERS — A Massachusetts man faces charges in connection with an allegation that he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl at Sonny’s Place over the weekend, according to state police. Troopers were dispatched to Sonny’s Place around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the man, later identified as 49-year-old Daniel Perreault, of...
Westfield, MAiBerkshires.com

Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13s Go Undefeated in Pool Play at Regional

WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Pittsfield 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went to the New England Regional as the best team in Western Massachusetts. On Monday morning, they proved they can play with any team in the commonwealth. Simon Mele struck out nine in a complete-game, 11-1 win over Eastern Massachusetts Champion...