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Man killed in Amherst tree-cutting accident identifed by Northwestern District Attorney's office
AMHERST - A man who was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday has been identified as 38-year-old Thomas Moszynski of Easthampton. The Northwestern District Attorney's office released Moszynski's name Thursday morning.
Anti-Semitic incident reported at Amherst Regional High School
AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - Amherst Regional School is the site of the latest anti-Semitic incident to take place in Hampshire County. On Friday, a student taped a swastika symbol to the back of another student.
Palmer man charged with murder in deadly stabbing
PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) - A Palmer man is facing murder charges after a deadly stabbing in the town Thursday. According to the Hampden County District Attorney's Office, police were called to 321 River Road in the Thorndike section of Palmer Thursday.
Amherst Survival Center names K. Lev Ben-Ezra new director to replace Mindy Domb
AMHERST -- K. Lev Ben-Ezra has been named as the new director of the Amherst Survival Center. She will succeed Mindy Domb, who was elected as state representative in September.
Cookies born and baked in Massachusetts
When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture was seeking African American dishes from the North for its Sweet Home Café, it chose Joe Froggers, a cookie created by Joe and Lucretia Brown of Marblehead in the early nineteenth century.
Amherst Town Council looking for residents to serve on new board
AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - The Amherst Town Council is looking for residents to serve on a new board. They are looking for people to serve on the Board of License Commission. The new Town Charter created a new board that will oversee many licenses, including alcohol that are issued by the town.
UMass Amherst professor remembers former student, late firefighter
AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The UMass Amherst community is remembering Chris Roy, the Worcester firefighter killed this weekend while battling an apartment fire. Roy graduated from UMass Amherst in 2009. One of his professors spoke exclusively with Western Mass News about how Roy's giving nature led
Vehicle pursuit started in Springfield ended with crash in Chicopee
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A vehicle pursuit that started in Springfield ended with a crash in Chicopee on Friday. Springfield police spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News that Springfield police tried to pull the vehicle over but, the driver did not stop. The car then hit another car in Chicopee.
Judge denies bail for Chicopee carjacking suspect with extensive criminal record
CHICOPEE - A South Hadley man who was on probation for a 2015 convenience store robbery before being charged Monday with a carjacking outside another convenience store is too dangerous to be released on bail, a judge has ruled.
3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing - and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidays
SPRINGFIELD -- Two Holyoke men and a Chicopee man on Thursday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. The two Holyoke brothers will be going to state prison, the Chicopee man to the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.
'I am a little bit emotional': Polish-born cellist offers mournful strains of Bach as former Mater Dolorosa Church comes down in Holyoke
HOLYOKE -- The mournful strains of Bach, as played by Amherst cellist Ignacy Gaydamovich across the street from the former Mater Dolorosa Church on Thursday morning, provided a fitting accompaniment to the baser sounds of a backhoe steadily dismantling the church bit by bit.
Basemental: Mal Devisa’s prolific November releases – everything from punk to jazz
Basemental: Mal Devisa’s prolific November releases – everything from punk to jazz. November brought with it not one, not two, but three Mal Devisa releases. First, on November 9th, came a full-length titled Shade and the Little Creature and a complementary EP called Mystery Tsrain, presumably named
Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses, including two in Berkshire County
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has approved final licenses for four more retail marijuana shops in Fall River, Hudson, Pittsfield and Great Barrington. According to NewsChannel 13's media partners at The Berkshire Eagle, the commission signed off on the licenses for Northeast
Lawrence fatal accident victim identified
LAWRENCE – The woman who was killed in Wednesday evening's pedestrian accident has been identified as Maria Rodriguez, 61, police said. The female driver involved in the accident at Essex and Hampshire streets has not yet been named by police.
'Confusion' over $50 debt leads to Chicopee carjacking charge
CHICOPEE - It wasn't a carjacking, Stefen Kervian told police. He was just trying to collect $50 he won playing pool at a bar in Chicopee. "Don't listen to him," he said, referring to a man claiming that Kervian had just demanded the keys to his BMW sedan and threatened to stab him with an AIDS-infe
Multiple Bomb Threats Reported Throughout MA, Southern NH
BOSTON, MA -- Massachusetts State Police and police departments throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire are responding to a series of bomb threats that were sent by email to businesses on Thursday. Massachusetts State Police said in a post on twitter that similar threats had been reporte
3 more hate acts reported at UMass Amherst in past week
AMHERST - There have been 19 reported of acts of hate on the University of Massachusetts campus since mid September with three incidents reported in the past seven days. On Dec. 5, a swastika was drawn on a Hanukkah sign affixed to a resident assistant's door at Baker Residential Hall. Also on the s
Ranked-choice voting could be coming to Amherst soon
AMHERST (WWLP) - Ranked-choice voting is coming to Amherst. The Amherst Town Council Monday adopted a Ranked-choice Voting Commission. It's a system that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference, essentially letting you rank candidates from your favorite to your least favorite.
New restaurant planned at Longmeadow Shops by owners of the Federal in Agawam
LONGMEADOW - A new restaurant is coming to the Shops in Longmeadow. Ralph Santaniello, owner of the Federal restaurant in Agawam, along with his partner and executive chef, Michael Presnal, will open an Italian-style restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Bertucci's. It will be called Posto.
Man killed in Palmer stabbing, suspect arrested
PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) - A man has been arrested following a deadly stabbing Thursday night in Palmer. According to a news release sent to 22News by Palmer Police, the incident happened on River Road in the Thorndike section of town just after 8:00 P.M. There, police discovered a 43 year-old man who w