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Owners of Amherst’s El Comalito to open new restaurant in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON — The Bak Plaza on Route 10 will welcome a new neighbor next month when El Comalito, a popular Salvadoran and Mexican restaurant in Amherst, opens a second restaurant.


Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Committee host celebrity bartending event

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Friday night, local bartenders helped raise funds to support the Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade. The Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Committee hosted a celebrity bartending event at the Knights of Columbus.


Firefighter injured, house condemned in Easthampton fire

EASTHAMPTON - An early morning fire in a duplex on Pine Street in downtown Easthampton caused heavy damage and left one firefighter injured, according to reports. The 2 a.m. fire destroyed the home at 13-15 Pine Street. On Friday morning, the property, located right off Cottage Street, was closed of


2 killed after small plane crashes, catches fire at Massachusetts airport: police

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon at a Massachusetts airport, officials said. Authorities arrived at the scene, at Mansfield Airport, about 12:36 p.m., Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter.


Easthampton High School principal Kevin Burke stepping down at end of school year

EASTHAMPTON -- Easthampton High School Principal Kevin Burke has submitted his resignation, and will stay until June 30, the last day of his current three-year contract. Burke's tenure as principal was marred by controversy and Superintendent Alison LeClair would not say whether she asked him to res


Pedestrian hit by car in Agawam seriously injured

AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car in Agawam Friday night. This happened at a section of Springfield Street. Police shut the area down for some time while they investigated the crash.


The Massive Burritos At This Massachusetts Restaurant Will Satisfy All Your Cravings

When you have a giant appetite, only the most intimidating of burritos will do. Indulge your biggest cravings with some of the biggest burritos in the state at Bueno Y Sano. Here’s what you need to know.


Five displaced following Easthampton fire

EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Early Friday morning, a ceiling fan sparked a fire in a two-family home in Easthampton and displaced five people and injured three firefighters. Easthampton Fire Chief David Mottor confirmed that the firefighters are okay and have been discharged from the hospital with


Massachusetts Man Remains in Critical Condition After Snowmobile Accident

A Massachusetts man is in critical condition following an overnight snowmobile crash on Swift Brook Road near Stacyville. According to the Maine Warden Service, 47 year old Keith Sanford of Benedicta and 55 year Duane Carter of Spencer, Massachusetts were riding in a group on ITS 83 when the men fai


Fire at home on Pine Street in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Firefighters have closed down Pine Street in Easthampton, due to a house fire there. The fire appeared to be out at the two-family house at 13-15 Pine Street, but multiple fire trucks were still out on the street.


Pair makes crosswalks safer in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON – Two women have banded together to improve the safety of crosswalks across Easthampton after the death of Denise Herzog. Herzog, 63, a potter and ceramicist who helped found the Cottage Street Studios in the 1980s, was struck and killed by a minivan in a crosswalk a short distance from


Former Chicopee police officer pleads guilty to immigration fraud in federal court

SPRINGFIELD - A former Chicopee police officer pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to a federal charge of immigration fraud. Nhac Duy Truong, 44, of East Longmeadow, admitted to submitting immigration petitions in 2008 and 2009 that claimed a Vietnamese woman was his alien fiance and t


FInal Western Mass. Boys Hockey Top 10: Westfield, Minnechaug move into top three

Rankings: Dec. 19 | Jan. 2 | Jan. 16 | Jan. 30 | Feb. 12. 1. Longmeadow (13-4-2, Last week: No. 1) 2. Westfield (11-7-2, No. 4) 3. Minnechaug (11-6-3, No. 5) 5. Greenfield (16-2-2, No. 2)


Holyoke SPARK EforAll program boosts small business development: Outlook 2019

Business ideas are becoming reality thanks to SPARK EforAll Holyoke, an innovative collaboration helping entrepreneurs across Massachusetts. The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce SPARK program began in 2015, and, as its three-year grant came to a close, SPARK joined forces with EforAll (Entreprene


Hatfield police looking for suspect who took package from FedEx last month

HATFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Police in Hatfield are looking to identify a person who picked up a package at FedEx in January. According to the Hatfield Police Department's Facebook page, the man in the photo picked up a package at the Hatfield FedEx on January 24th.


Marijuana company with national ambitions buys Bill Willard site in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — A budding marijuana company hungry for expansion bought 70 acres in the Florence section of the city earlier this month. Green Growth Brands Inc. paid $700,000 on Feb. 2 for two parcels of land at Ryan Road and Burts Pit Road, according to documents filed with the Hampshire County Regi


City Council to change ordinance to allow for more police dogs

CHICOPEE – The city is apparently in violation of its own ordinance specifying the number of police dogs it can have. Mayor Richard Kos and members of the City Council discussed the number of canine officers as part of an appropriation of $38,860.90 at the Feb. 19 meeting.


Northampton backs resolution to change state seal, motto

NORTHAMPTON — The City Council unanimously passed a resolution on first reading Thursday backing the effort to change Massachusetts’ state seal and flag. “Its time has come,” said At-Large City Councilor William Dwight, one of the resolution’s sponsors.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Disability not stopping Holyoke student from playing sport he loves

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Holyoke basketball player is proving that no disability can stop him from playing the sport that he loves. Basketball is a loud sport with bouncing balls, squeaking sneakers, and sharp whistles.