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Around 400 from UMass Amherst to help fix up 21 sites across Western Mass.

AMHERST - About four hundred University of Massachusetts students, faculty and staff members will get up early Saturday morning to prune and mulch, dust and paint at 21 sites in places including Springfield, Holyoke, Amherst and Turners Falls during the 6th annual Mass Impact Day. Projects including

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 17:16:11

Fire prompts evacuation of tenants at Ann Whalen Apartments in Amherst 

AMHERST — Firefighters evacuated tenants at the Ann Whalen Apartments on Friday afternoon after a fire broke out in a third-floor apartment. Fire Chief Tim Nelson said his investigators were still determining the cause of the blaze in the rear of the building, and that there was significant damage t

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Hurricanes honor ‘92-‘93 girls basketball champions

AMHERST — At the 2017 Amherst Regional Hall of Fame induction Saturday at the UMass Marriott, the Hurricanes remembered and honored one of the most dominant teams in school history. It was team that had weekly reports from ESPN, and had a book written about it by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-23 23:02:42

2nd annual "Taste of South Holyoke" brings residents together for special cause

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - The 2nd annual Taste of South Holyoke was held Saturday to showcase the city's diversity through music, food, and entertainment. From pizza to chicken tiki masala and music that ranged from Gospel to reggaeton, the taste of South Holyoke had something for everyone to enjoy. L

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-24 00:31:44

Driver seriously injured in rollover accident in Hadley

Photo Courtesy: Hadley Police Department Photo Courtesy: Hadley Police Department HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - One person was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Hadley Saturday night. Police received a call around 9:50 p.m. about a car that was traveling west near 85 Rocky Hill Road. Pol

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-24 08:21:46

Driver seriously injured in Hadley rollover accident

HADLEY - Police are investigating the cause of a Saturday night accident that injured one person. The car rolled over and the driver was trapped. The Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to free the person, Police Sgt. Mitchell Kuc said. The driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance with severe

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 14:07:51

Newton Street in South Hadley re-opened after possible gas leak

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - Newton Street in South Hadley is back open Saturday night after a portion of it was closed due to a possible gas leak. 22News cameras saw a Columbia Gas truck on Newton Street. For a short time Newton Street was blocked off from Joffrey Avenue to Quenn Circle. South Hadl

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-24 01:25:12

Professors, physicians and activists call for anti-nuke action

HADLEY — A global political landscape destabilized by climate change would increase the risk of a nuclear war, said activist Dr. Ira Helfand at the “Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War” symposium on Saturday. Over 130 people attended the day-long event, which was sponsored by the loca

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-23 23:13:14

Seen@ The 2017 Belchertown Fair, 'The Fairest of Them All'

BELCHERTOWN - There's the Big E - and then there's the Belchertown Fair. Or, as the all-volunteer fair committee is calling it this year - "The Fairest of Them All." Fair organizers have never worried about holding their fair at the same time as one of the nation's largest fairs is taking place. By

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 13:48:03

160th Belchertown Fair and Parade offers live music, carnival rides

BELCHERTOWN -- The 160th Belchertown Fair was in full swing this weekend, offering attendees carnival rides, food, live music and a variety of animals to see. Crowds lined both sides of the main street Saturday to see marchers in the annual parade. Belchertown High School Marching Band led the event

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 17:29:33

Summer fisheries research wrapped up

Each summer, MassWildlife fisheries biologists take to the water to sample the commonwealth's rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds for fish. Biologists gather information on fish species at each location in order to evaluate the quality of recreational fishing opportunities, and to monitor overall eco

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-24 00:03:27

Incumbent David Bartley and challengers Darlene Elias, Anne Thalheimer present choices for Holyoke Ward 3 Council

HOLYOKE -- Voters for the Ward 3 City Council seat will choose from among incumbent David K. Bartley and challengers Anne N. Thalheimer and Darlene Elias in a preliminary election Tuesday. The top two finishers will vie on Election Day Nov. 7. All three candidates said in interviews and statements t

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 10:18:18

2 people arrested after alleged home invasion in Chicopee

Elizabeth Ryan (left) and Jonothan Lafrenaye (right). Photos courtesy: Chicopee Police Department CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A Chicopee homeowner claims he was victim of a home invasion. A man armed with a baseball bat forced his way into the victim's house on East Main Street, looking for drugs. Th

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-24 15:29:46

Chicopee police arrest man suspected of kidnapping, rape

Photo Courtesy: Chicopee Police Department CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Chicopee Police have arrested a kidnapping suspect from Springfield. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk told 22News, traffic officers arrested 38-year-old Terrell Thomas of 120 Fargo Street at the Chicopee intersection of Percy

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-24 14:31:05

Southampton firefighters put out house fire

Southampton Police Dispatcher Jen Bein told 22News they got the call just before 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon for a fire at a single family home at 216 Pomeroy Meadow Road. Dispatcher Bein told 22News no one was hurt. Our calls to the fire department for more information were not answered.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-23 23:10:16

Southampton house fire caused by electrical malfunction

SOUTHAMPTON - The cause of a house fire in Southampton Saturday was electrical, said Deputy Fire Chief Richard Fasoli. Southampton firefighters reported to a two-story, single-family home located at 216 Pomeroy Meadow Rd around 12:40 p.m. Fire crews from Westfield, Westhampton, and Easthampton als

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 22:02:54

Firefighters respond to reported house fire in Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON -- Emergency crews from four cities and towns have responded to a reported house fire on Pomeroy Meadow Road in Southampton, officials confirmed Saturday. Southampton firefighters responded to reports of a blaze at a single family home located at 216 Pomeroy Meadow Rd. around 12:40 p.m.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 17:48:44

Fraternity at UMass temporarily restricted from hosting parties

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - The UMass chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa has been placed on interim restriction. This comes after a 17-year-old man had part of his ear bitten, during a party outside the fraternity's house on North Pleasant Street. Students told 22News that this sounds like a scene out of a figh

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:34:51

UMass fraternity investigated after ear-biting incident

Google Earth image of the Phi Kappa Sigma house on North Pleasant Street in Amherst. AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - The University of Massachusetts and Amherst Police are investigating, after an incident in which a teenager's ear was bitten, as a fraternity party was wrapping-up. UMass Amherst spokespers

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-22 16:53:26

President Donald Trump's early focus on 2020 re-election unusual but not surprising, experts say

Although many presidents have used their first term in office to quietly shore up their re-election bids, Donald Trump's overt focus on campaigning sets him apart from others who have sought to remain in the Oval Office. Unlike other presidents who have used the early part of their terms to focus on

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 23:56:39