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Heroin seized after traffic stop in Chicopee
The Springfield Police Department seized a large quantity of heroin after a traffic stop in Chicopee.
Big-time cannabis player Trulieve hits a limit in Massachusetts (Editorial)
When sharing bad news, big companies mask blunders with jargon. We saw that last week when Trulieve, one of the country’s largest cannabis operators, said it would pull out of Massachusetts, shuttering its massive Holyoke growing facility. Time to focus on “cash preservation,” its CEO said. Time to trim...
K-9 competition shows off New England’s best police dogs
K-9 teams from across New England gathered in Western Massachusetts this weekend for the United States Police Canine Association Region Four Field Trials. Competing in a police dog competition is ruff stuff, but these candidates were up for the challenge.
Darrell Jenkins Jr featured on unsolved homicide playing cards created by Massachusetts State Police
The state police featured a playing card on social media Sunday with the unsolved case of a Springfield victim.
Six Flags’ first Pride Fest offers rainbow treats, inclusive space for park-goers
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Six Flags New England is continuing Pride Month celebrations in western Massachusetts with a month full of Pride-themed festivities to create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. People coming into the park can enjoy Pride-themed prizes, products, and food for all of June. Communications and...
Two from Connecticut charged for dealing drugs in North Jersey
Hackensack, NJ – Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella has revealed the arrests of Pascious A. Mink and Rikki C. Slappy, both residents of Enfield, CT. The arrests come as a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, led by Chief Jason Love. On June 1, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted a traffic stop in Bergen County, NJ, as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. During the stop, it was discovered that Pascious Mink and Rikki Slappy were in possession of two firearms, as well as quantities of cocaine, ecstasy, Xanax, The post Two from Connecticut charged for dealing drugs in North Jersey appeared first on Shore News Network.
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...
Springfield Police remember Officer Kevin Ambrose
The Springfield Police Department is remembering Officer Kevin Ambrose on Sunday.
10 least expensive homes sold in Hampden County, May 28 - June 4
A house in Springfield that sold for $91,000 tops the list of the most affordable residential real estate sales in Hampden County between May 28 and June 4. In total, 76 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $297,945. The average price per square foot was $197.
See all homes sold in Hampden County, May 28 to June 4
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Hampden County reported from May 28 to June 4. There were 88 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,092-square-foot home on Woodcrest Drive in Chicopee that sold for $286,319. Richard...
Springfield Pride Parade draws thousands in support of LGBTQIA+
As everyone from babies to grandmothers to dogs danced in colorful attire, thousands marched in Springfield’s second annual Pride Parade. Taurean Bethea, founder of the Springfield Pride Parade Organization, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno both said this year’s Pride Parade may be larger than last year’s, which had 6,000 parade-goers — more than the anticipated 500 attendees.
15th Annual McKnight Block Party takes place in Springfield
Saturday was the 15th Annual McKnight Block Party in Springfield's historic McKnight neighborhood.
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...
Turnover plagues Northampton Police, but chief has plan for understaffing
There are times when Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper feels like an athletic recruiter. Nearly 50 officers have left her 60-member police force in the last five years, some to retirement following lengthy careers, some who realized early on they didn’t want the job, some to other departments, and some to budget cuts.
Amherst farm owners receiving community support after devastating fire
AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- An Amherst family has been left to assess the damage and pick up the pieces after a fire Friday destroyed their dairy barn. Friday was another typical day for Michael at J and J Farms in Amherst when the weather took a drastic turn. “We were...
Longtime Holyoke City Councilor Peter Tallman won’t seek reelection
HOLYOKE — In a shift for Holyoke city politics, Councilor-at-Large Peter Tallman, a 25-year veteran of the Holyoke City Council, announced he would not seek reelection for another term. Reflecting on his tenure, Tallman voiced satisfaction with his time on the council. “I feel happy that I was involved...
List of Splash Pads - that are currently open!
Area splash pads and spray parks are starting to open up! Here's a list of area splash pads that are currently open. Some are a drive from Springfield, some are closer (Ludlow, Chicopee, Holyoke). Be sure to check in for updates as we have many hot days ahead!
Shad population in the Connecticut River healthy but smaller
For decades American shad have been one of Western Massachusetts’ signature fish, flooding the Connecticut River in the spring when they head upstream from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. This is a story about their present and future. During their trip, they come up against the Holyoke Dam. To...
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.
2023 Prom Photos: Springfield Central High School Prom at MassMutual Center
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