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Holy Thursday procession brings together teens from area youth groups
CHICOPEE -Holy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, commemorates the day Jesus ate his last supper with his disciples--instituting the Eucharist--and washed their feet before his arrest and crucifixion.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Editorial: World Kielbasa Festival puts Chicopee on the map
Named for the iconic sausage, the celebration was started by the Fireball Club in 1974 and peaked in the 1980s when 65,000 people visited the parking lot behind the Fairfield Mall to find Polish delights of all kinds.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
James Lewis of Agawam pleads guilty to 21 charges from...
James Lewis, 55, was sentenced Tuesday to 2 years in the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow after pleading guilty Monday to 21 charges stemming from an April 27 multi-jurisdictional car chase in which he drove at police cruisers and hit one officer.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Solution found to bus traffic safety issue on Hampden Street in Ludlow
LUDLOW - The Board of Selectmen and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and Pioneer Valley Transit Authority worked out a solution to bus traffic on Hampden Street which residents said was creating a safety hazard for children on the street.
Moose shows up in suburban section of Ludlow
Moose can be a springtime menace along Massachusetts roadways. One was killed on the turnpike in Blandford Monday, and a sighting on Tuesday in Holyoke near Interstate 91 triggered a large public safety response.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Obama Effect Inspiring Few to Seek Office
LUDLOW, Mass. - Eric Lesser was shaking hands with diners in a Portuguese restaurant last week when he spotted the owner of Manny's TV & Appliances.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Michael Malloy pleads guilty to motor vehicle homicide in crash that...
A Holyoke police cruiser drives past a shrine to Keila Davila, killed in a car crash on Main Street on Feb. 15, 2013.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Ludlow Planning Board votes to recommend medical marijuana dispensary ...
LUDLOW - Following a public hearing, the Planning Board Thursday night approved a proposed amendment to the zoning bylaws permitting a medical marijuana treatment center/dispensary in the town.
Lee residents petition for upgrade of Forest Street
As reconstruction begins soon on a deteriorating Tyringham Road, dozens of Lee and Tyringham residents want a major upgrade of another thoroughfare that links their two communities.
Family Matters: April 10, 2014
Princesses and heroes Disney on Ice presents "Princesses and Heroes" at the MassMutual Center on Main Street in Springfield, April 16 through 20. Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Michael Flores of Springfield tells cops right away pot, gun and ammo ...
Michael Flores, 26, of Springfield, told police who found marijuana, a gun and ammunition in his home they belonged to him, not to his girlfriend.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Springfield Water and Sewer to test ability to supply water to...
The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, along with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, will conduct an emergency water connection test on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The test will help determine Springfield's capabilities to supply water to the MWRA's Chicopee Valley Aqueduct communities - Chicopee, South Hadley and Wilbraham - in an ... (more)
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Ludlow police arrest Joshua Bourbeau, 33, after he allegedly snuck...
LUDLOW - A 33-year-old man, arrested after he allegedly sneaked into St. Elizabeth Church during Sunday morning Mass and stole a woman's car keys -- and then a purse from her car - told police he did so to fuel a heroin addiction "He admitted that he had heroin problem and that it was driving him to commit these crimes," Sgt.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
HealthSouth celebrates opening of its new acute care hospital in Ludlow
LUDLOW - HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts celebrated its grand opening Wednesday with members of the community and patients and employees of the 53-bed acute rehabilitation hospital.
Edwards says his back, not backing, gave out
Jonathan Edwards says he had been averaging 1,000 miles a week of crisscrossing the state in his campaign for lieutenant governor, a race he quit earlier this week because of severe back pain.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Ludlow needs new elementary school, School Superintendent Todd Gazda tells selectmen
LUDLOW - The Board of Selectmen Tuesday night voted 4-0 to approve submitting a statement of interest to the state for a new elementary school to replace Chapin Street School and Veterans Park School.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Traffic southbound on I-391 approaching Interstate 91 at the Chicopee-Springfield line.
Sleet and snow began to fall during the morning commute time in western Massachusetts Monday, accumulating on the roads and making for a difficult drive to work.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Ludlow police arrest Palmer resident for allegedly assaulting woman
The incident happened on Wedegwood Drive at about 4:30 p.m., according to CBS 3 Springfield , media partner of MassLive / The Republican.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Michel Martine, 61, of Springfield pleads guilty to child rape and other charges
Michel Martine , 61, of Springfield, pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of child rape as well as other charges in Hampden Superior Court .
Thu Mar 27, 2014
11 Pioneer Valley residents named Hometown Heroes by local American Red Cross
Eleven area residents were named Hometown Heroes Thursday when they were honored by the local America Red Cross chapter for selfless acts of courage.