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.
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Two arrested in Springfield after loaded firearm and heroin seized

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people from Springfield were arrested Saturday night for several gun and drug charges. According to the Springfield Police Department, officers arrested 25-year-old Anthony Ayala and 27-year-old Maurice Bailey, both from Springfield, around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night on Summit Street. The department’s Firearms Investigation Unit found...
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Duo Nabbed After Firearm, Heroin Seized In Springfield, Police Say

Two Western Massachusetts men are facing charges after police seized a loaded firearm and 91 bags of heroin. The Springfield Police Department said the drugs and the firearm were seized at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. Police said 25-year-old Anthony Ayala and 27-year-old Maurice Bailey, both of Springfield,...
Amherst, MAamherstbulletin.com

Truck smashes into railroad bridge in Amherst

AMHERST — A rental truck being driven on South East Street sustained significant damage to its roof and sides after failing to clear the railroad underpass Thursday afternoon, according to police. The U-Haul truck got wedged below the bridge near the intersection with Stanley Street at around 3:57 p.m. The...
North Adams, MAwamc.org

Berkshire Healthcare Monitors Evolving North Adams Commons Outbreak

As of Monday, the North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Massachusetts is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak of at least 35 cases. Of the 30 residents and five staffers with the virus, all but four were vaccinated before testing positive. WAMC spoke with Berkshire Healthcare spokesperson Lisa Gaudet. She says the company that operates the center is following Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance.
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Holyoke woman charged with multiple stabbings

HOLYOKE -- A city woman faces multiple assault and battery charges after police said she slashed and stabbed at least three other women during a late-night dispute. Holyoke Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau Commander, Capt. Matthew Moriarty said 28-year-old Katherine Vasquez was scheduled to be arraigned in Holyoke District Court Monday after she was arrested Sunday morning and charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Lenox, MAtheberkshireedge.com

Helen Fink, 95, of Lenox

Helen Fink, of Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox, Massachusetts, died at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield on July 28, 2021 after a sudden illness. Helen’s passing followed two significant events in her life; she lost Milt Fink, her husband of 71 years, on June 16, and she celebrated her 95th birthday on July 17. Her family was constantly by her side for her final week, and she was comforted by the compassionate and capable staff at the hospital, along with HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Inc.
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Chicopee National Night Out held Monday night

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Chicopee Police Department will be holding their annual National Night Out Monday night in Sarah Jane Sherman Park. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include free food and beverages, a bounce house, and games. Everyone is invited to attend and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Hadley police arrest Maine man in knife-wielding incident

HADLEY — A Maine man wielding a knife during an altercation at a Route 9 convenience store was arrested Monday morning, according to Hadley police. Paul Fazzi, 29, was arrested at 10 a.m. inside the Cumberland Farms, 109 Russell St., on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, police said.
Hadley, MAamherstbulletin.com

Hadley planners resume review of Esselon Cafe parking, redevelopment plans

HADLEY — Customers at Esselon Cafe parking their vehicles along the West Street green remain a concern for the town’s Planning Board, whose members are demanding that it stop before any additional approvals are given to its owner for redeveloping an abutting property. Planning Board Chairman James Maksimoski said he...
Springfield, MAWWLP 22News

STCC offers free fall class for family child care providers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Technical Community College will offer a free class this summer for family child care providers. According to a news release sent to 22News, the course, Administration of Family Child Care, will begin on October 27. The class is open to family child care providers who serve children with state Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) child care vouchers.
Holyoke, MAWWLP 22News

The Log Cabin/Delaney House looking to hire 100 employees

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A hiring event is looking to fill 100 positions for The Log Cabin, Delaney House and D.Hotel Suites & Spa. According to a news release sent to 22News, a hiring event will take place at the Delaney House located at 3 Country Club Road in Holyoke on August 4th and 5th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are looking for banquet and restaurant servers, bartenders, janitorial laundry, kitchen staff, maintenance staff, bussers, hosts, hotel front desk, housekeeping, massage therapists and estheticians.
Hampshire County, MAamherstbulletin.com

‘We’re trying to work around the mud’: Local farmers cope with near-record breaking rain in July

AMHERST — Quabbin Farms in Pelham is always a little damper than most: The farmland is nicknamed “the swamp on the hill” because it collects so much water. The location is usually an asset to the farmers, who spend less time watering and rigging irrigation. But this year, the Valley’s nearly record-breaking rain has doomed almost half of the farm’s crops.