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Easthampton Fire Dept. hoping to hire new Deputy Chief

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Easthampton Fire Chief David Mottor wants to hire a deputy chief. He is asking the city for $37,000 for the new position, which isn't so new. "Its been a longstanding position in the fire department as long as anyone can remember," Mottor explained. But due to budget cuts

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:23:49

Editorial: Welcome political activity in Easthampton, Northampton

The last time voters went to the polls to elect a mayor in Easthampton and Northampton, there was no question about the outcome. Neither city had a contested race and incumbents Karen Cadieux and David Narkewicz cruised back to their offices without debate. This election season has shaped up very di

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

Easthampton Republicans to celebrate President Calvin Coolidge

WESTFIELD - The Easthampton Republican Town Committee will celebrate President Calvin Coolidge with a dinner next month in Westfield. The Friday, Oct. 13, event at East Mountain Country Club features a buffet dinner, live entertainment by The Tapestry Singers and a talk by Julie Bartlett Nelson, arc

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 21:37:09

All Outdoors: Son Doug spends summer battling Lyme disease

Lyme disease has hit home. For the past four months son Doug has been battling an array of sicknesses that at times has knocked him out of the game. Too tired to fish, is that really possible? Tail-dragging, bumping his south end through the spring and summer, was a real job for him. Though he su

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 09:00:00

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

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

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

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

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

Serious motorcycle crash in Belmont Heights neighborhood

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A serious accident between a motorcycle and a vehicle in Springfield. The driver of the motorcycle was rushed to the hospital. That's according to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh. It's not clear how badly the drivers injuries are or what caused the crash. The a

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-23 23:58:19

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

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

'Thank God for the Sisters of St. Joseph': Viewpoint

On the 50th anniversary of Angelo Bertelli's Heisman Trophy, I called to congratulate him, and interview him. At the time, December 1993, he was living in Clifton, New Jersey, but he never forgot his Western Massachusetts roots. Probably the best athlete ever to come out of talent-rich West Springfi

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 11:07:07

Hundreds walk for autism awareness

Photo Courtesy: Reportit Photo Courtesy: Reportit WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Nearly 600 men and women took part in Saturday's annual "Walk for Autism" at Stanley Park in Westfield. Organizers set a goal of $125,000 for autism research. Parents of autistic children told 22News prior to the walk, tha

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-23 15:06:12

The Big E 2017: Things to do on Sunday, Sept. 24

Prince protege Sheila E. stirs things up tonight at The Big E. Look for evening performances by the '90s pop rockers and the rap act. New England's largest state fair is marking its 101st year - and there is no shortage of music, rides, entertainment, gifts and gadgets for shoppers, livestock and, o

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 09:00:44

Chicopee Police Department hosts "Coffee with a Cop"

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk continued the popular "Coffee with a Cop" informal talks with the public Saturday morning. Wilk spent the morning at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant on Memorial Drive, speaking with residents about their concerns. Coffee with a cop at Chickfila o

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-23 15:40:40

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

New MedExpress Urgent Care center to open in Hadley

HADLEY - The new MedExpress Urgent Care is set to open in Hadley Wednesday and is holding an open house Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. for people to view the new facility. The mission of the center is "to serve the neighborhood (as a) health care partner," said spokeswoman Ellen Dietrick, adding that

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 14:25:46