11 hrs ago
Great Barrington chases $3 million for Bridge Street bridge repair
The town is pursuing a $3 million grant through the state's MassWorks Infrastructure Program to repair the Bridge Street bridge.
15 hrs ago
Springfield's Sci-Tech high school band subject of documentary...
Nine years ago, freshly minted University of Massachusetts music major Gary Bernice walked through the doors at the Springfield High School of Science and Technology with a mission to start a band at the underperforming school where 99 percent of the students had never picked up an instrument.
19 hrs ago
Strip search ruling: It's unconstitutional whether or not male...
The Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center, in Chicopee. A U.S. judge has issued a ruling against the strip search policy at the facility.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Northampton BID facts sheet: Who belongs, where is it, what does it do?
NORTHAMPTON - The civil trial pitting downtown Northampton property owners Eric Suher and Alan Scheinman against the Business Improvement District and the city of Northampton continued Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court.
No jail or fines for police dispatcher who ran fake autism charity
A police dispatcher who was accused of operating a fake autism charity and keeping donations for himself will not face jail time or fines, and will pay $2,000 in restitution though it's unclear how much money he actually took.
Exhibits: museums and galleries
Editor's note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free.
Level 3 sex offender list of 52 names released for Springfield & Western Massachusetts
Police in Springfield, Northampton and Greenfield have released information about level 3 sex offenders residing in each community, as required by Massachusetts state law.
Stephen Jendrysik: 'Bulldog' mayor held federal government accountable
Here, the results of the epic 1936 flood is shown around the area of the West Springfield/Chicopee Bridge.
In the Courts
Matthew W. Swift, 47, of Park Street, Housatonic, was found not guilty on one charge each of assault and assault and battery.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Belchertown Family Center will be allowed to continue operating at...
Selectmen unanimously voted Monday to continue allowing Belchertown Family Center to operate for the month of September at a former school on 720 Franklin St., but no decision has been made where the organization will be after that.
Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton up and running; delivers 1st batch to local restaurants
EASTHAMPTON - Fort Hill Brewery has proudly delivered its first batch of craft beer - an Oktoberfest Lager - to local restaurants after breaking ground 22 months ago.
Former director of Northampton Business Improvement District takes...
Daniel Yacuzzo, the former executive director of the Northampton Downtown Business District, took the stand Tuesday in the second day of a civil trial contesting the BID's establishment.
Computer developers hope to lure more to field in 3-day summit at UMass
Andrew Pasquale and his fellow NERDs don't want people to feel intimidated by computer coding or hypermedia or anything related to the computer field.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Residents of some Western Massachusetts communities, including Greenfield, Northampton and Holyoke, will be getting a Christmas present they haven't had in 30 years - a new train.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Monthly public meeting
Monthly public meeting Northampton - Climate Action Now!/350MA will be co-sponsoring its monthly public meeting with Northampton Committee to Stop War, the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and the Western Mass American Friends Service Committee on Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
'Ring-leader' of New York-to-Massachusetts car insurance...
GREENFIELD - A Taiwan native alleged to be the ring-leader of the biggest car insurance fraud operation in Western Massachusetts history was ordered held on $100,000 bail Friday after pleading not guilty Friday to more than 100 charges.
Holyoke planners alert drivers to 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements
HOLYOKE -- City planning officials issued a reminder that part of Canal Street will be closed on Saturday and possibly Sunday as the state makes improvements to the railroad crossing.
Three County Fair, America's oldest fair, readies for Aug. 29 opening
Event: 3 County Fair When: Aug. 29, gates open at 4 p.m.; Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1, gates open at 11 a.m. Where: 41 Fair St., Northampton Cost: Adults are $10, 8 in advance; seniors and veterans are $8, $7 in advance; children 11 and under are free For more info: Call 413-584-2237 or visit www.threecountyfair.com It's the biggie before The Big E, the ... (more)
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Auto insurance fraud case heads to court Friday
Thirty-eight people are facing hundreds of indictments accused of participating in an alleged insurance fraud ring.
Peace & Quiet Along Route 112 in Western Mass
To anyone looking for some time away from city life and all that comes along with it, the towns of Western Massachusetts are a welcome respite.