Friday Nov 29
Ex-Brimfield Treasurer Kirsten Weldon arraigned on charges of embezzling more than $80,000
BRIMFIELD - Kirsten Weldon , the town's elected treasurer who abruptly resigned in April while an audit of town accounts was underway, was criminally charged on Friday with embezzling more than $80,000.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Judge Philip Beattie allows The Republican's request for access...
A District Court judge has ruled the arrest records filed in Chicopee District Court in the case of Dennis Rosa Roman, shown here on Monday in court, should be made public.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
2 people rescued from elevator at Hampden Hall of Justice by...
In the wake of an incident Monday in which two court employees had to be rescued from an elevator, the state Trial Court says the elevator system at the Hampden Hall of Justice will undergo a modernization project.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
National Adoption Day ceremony at Hampden Juvenile Court in Springfield unites 'forever families'
Twenty-two children from infants to adolescents were formally welcomed into their "forever families" during a National Adoption Day ceremony in Hampden Juvenile Court on Friday.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Massachusetts State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoints in Hampden, Essex and Suffolk counties
FILE aA A' Massachusetts State Trooper Orlando Medina questions a driver stopped at a sobriety checkpoint set up by state and local police on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce recognizes Michael Knapik and...
WESTFIELD - Former state Sen. Michael R. Knapik and the company Chalmers and Kubeck North were recognized by the business community for their contributions the city.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Joshua Pena sentenced for role in gunshot death of Antonio Gonzales in Springfield
When 16-year-old Joshua Pena was charged with the fatal shooting of Antonio Gonzales in August 2012, police alleged Pena shot Gonzales as Gonzales was acting as a peacemaker at a disturbance outside a party.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
East Longmeadow Police: 'Smash and dash' break-ins here and ...
EAST LONGMEADOW -- Police working to determine whether three "smash and dash" break-ins committed within hours of each other last week at a restaurant here and in adjoining towns are related say the incidents may be part of an even more widespread pattern of similar crimes.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Banker & Tradesman
Hampden Bancorp Considering Sale As It Fends Off Activists From Board
Stockholders at Hampden Bancorp's recent annual meeting barred efforts by a Texas hedge fund to elect its candidates to the company's board of directors in order to force a sale or merger, but such a move may not be totally out of the question in the future.
Hampden Bank keeps activists off board, will consider sale anyway
Hampden Bank's shareholders have rejected an effort by a Texas hedge fund to put two members on the bank's board of directors and push the bank toward a sale.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Chicopee police officer charged in connection with alleged assault
CHICOPEE - A veteran Chicopee police officer is facing assault charges in connection with a February incident involving a female prisoner who sprayed blood and saliva from her mouth as officers attempted to restrain her at police headquarters, according to police and news accounts.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
Great Gardens: Mary Voight, of Hampden, digs garden on Wilbraham Mountain
"If I started digging out there tomorrow, more things would pop up," Voight said, looking at her and her husband's mountainside land off of Wilbraham Road in Hampden.