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Local fire crews work to put out large Amherst barn fire
Firefighters work to put out a large barn fire on Route 116, around 5 p.m. Friday.
Rabid beaver attacks swimmer in Hatfield as fox in Northampton also confirmed rabid
Two cases of rabid animals were confirmed in the Northampton area this past week, with one attacking a person. A rabid beaver attacked a man swimming in the Connecticut River on Sunday evening, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Two days earlier, a group of good Samaritans guided a young...
VIEWER VIDEO: Amherst fire
Juliette Mooers from Valley Art Supplies in Easthampton shows us some festive and colorful options to help decorate your summer gathering. Police are investigating an early morning stabbing in Springfield. Multi-alarm fire destroys barns on Meadow Street in Amherst. Updated: 16 hours ago. Crews spent much of Friday afternoon battling...
Chesterfield man released on bail in December shooting death
NORTHAMPTON — A 23-year-old Chesterfield man was released on cash bail after he entered a plea of not guilty to a grand jury’s single charge of manslaughter in connection with the December 2022 shooting death of a Northampton man. Brian Camp walked out of the Hampshire Superior Court...
Manslaughter: Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend's Ex Pleads Not Guilty
Brian Camp faces a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of Johnathan Letendre, 27, of Northampton, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. The prosecutor said Camp was asleep with his girlfriend and her two young children on Dec. 27 when Letendre, who had previously dated the woman, walked into the Chesterfield home through an unlocked door.
Massachusetts real estate transactions for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties June 4, 2023 edition
Alfred H. Riberdy to Gregory A. Riberdy and Mary Beth Riberdy, 509 N Westfield St., $250,000. Bernard Frank Wilkes III, and Kelly Cristina Rocha Wilkes to Ian Ireland and Brianna Fox, 520 School St., $400,000.
Harrison Ford Spotted In Western Massachusetts For His Sons Graduation
Harrison Ford, was spotted in western Massachusetts, The legendary actor and his wife Calista Flockhart were in town to watch their son Liam graduate from Amherst College. Before attending commencement on Sunday, Ford was spotted strolling through the weekend farmers market in Amherst on Saturday by Joyce Douthwright, the owner of Cold Spring Soapery.
Jennifer Brown Resigns As Health Director
Jennifer Brown, Public Health Director for the Town of Amherst since November, 2021, submitted her letter of resignation on May 19, effective July 31, 2023. In her letter of resignation, Brown cites her desire to work fewer hours to create a better balance between work and family. Brown started her...
Car accident in Deerfield closes multiple roads
North Main Street and Park Street in Deerfield will be closed while a broken pole is being repaired after a crash on Saturday.
Saturday morning news update
In this update, crews spent much of the afternoon tackling a large barn fire in Amherst yesterday, 3 western Massachusetts YMCA employees have been charged with theft of state funds that were intended for domestic violence victims, and 23-year old Brian Camp of Southampton pleaded not guilty yesterday in connection to the shooting and death of a Northampton man. Plus, Meteorologist Liam Murphy has your latest forecast.
Carlos Lopez-Torres, jet skier killed, remembered as ‘fun prankster’ who loved family
When 51-year-old Carlos Lopez-Torres, a Springfield father, was killed Sunday evening in a jet ski crash while enjoying the day with family and friends on the Connecticut River in Northampton, he left behind many loved ones reeling from his sudden loss.
Four arrested after illegal activity investigation at Johnny’s Family Convenience Store in Springfield
A trafficking weight of cocaine was seized in Springfield after an investigation into illegal activity at Johnny’s Family Convenience Store.
Western Mass Loses Two Cannabis Facilities
Multi-state cannabis company Trulieve is closing all its properties in Massachusetts and will no longer operate in the commonwealth. Trulieve reached a settlement with OSHA following the death of a worker from inhaling ground marijuana dust at its Holyoke factory last year. In addition to that facility closing, Trulieve is...
Woman seriously injured in stabbing in Springfield early Friday morning, police say
A woman was seriously injured in a stabbing in Springfield early Friday morning, Springfield Police Department spokesperson Ryan Walsh said. Friday at around 1:30 a.m., Police responded to a report of a woman who was stabbed near the 200 block of Union Street, according to officials. First responders rushed the...
Trulieve cannabis notifies state of 90 layoffs; will close grow and processing facility in Holyoke and all three stores as it exits state
HOLYOKE — Trulieve will lay off 90 employees just in Holyoke, according to a notice the Florida-based marijuana company filed this week with the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. All told, Trulieve said Thursday it will lay off 128 employees in Massachusetts closing retail operations in...
Massachusetts is housing more homeless families in Greenfield
The City of Greenfield has been informed by the state that several homeless families are being temporarily housed at a local hotel.
Eric Suher agrees to return stained glass and radiators to First Baptist Church, ahead of sale to Northampton
NORTHAMPTON – The city of Northampton still expects to buy the former First Baptist Church and put it to public use, activating a building vacant for more than 30 years. But there are new conditions. Both parties expect the real estate closing to take place by June 15, according...
Seniors reflect on “senior prank” that went too far
It started on a quiet Thursday night on April 27 when approximately 70 students entered Ludlow High School to commit a “senior prank.” It ended 40 minutes later with the president of the senior class dressed in a Dorothy costume stomping on crickets with her ruby red slippers.
Northampton Fire Department swears-in first female captain
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - The Northampton Fire Department has promoted their first female captain. The department was filled with applause Friday afternoon as Natalie Stollmeyer was sworn in as the first female captain of the Northampton Fire Department with an audience filled with firefighters, family, and friends. “I’ve been waiting...
Video leads Westfield police to teens accused of stealing Taco Bell kiosk
WESTFIELD — A social media post asking for help identifying teenagers believed to have stolen a touchscreen kiosk inside the Taco Bell on East Main Street worked. Westfield Police Detective Richard Mazza said that on Wednesday, a day after the department published several photographs of the teens fiddling around with the customer-ordering kiosk, he got a call from the principal of an Agawam school.
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