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Greenfield mayor fires CEO of public Wi-Fi company

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Greenfield's mayor has fired the man who led GCET, the town's public Wi-Fi company. GCET is the company behind Greenfield's public Wi-Fi, which enables town-wide, subscriber-based Wi-Fi through antennas mounted on light poles. Greenfield Mayor William Martin made the decis

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:33:27

Immigration enforcement among agenda at Greenfield Human Rights Commission meeting

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Immigration enforcement is on the agenda in Monday night's Greenfield Human Rights Commission meeting. The Human Rights commission met at the Town's planning office. They discussed a resolution to protect undocumented students from federal immigration officers. The resolut

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-18 22:46:24

Federal grant awarded to expand Franklin County family drug court

GRENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- There are 23 drug courts in Massachusetts, but the one in Greenfield is different. Since opening last year, the court has been helping families with substance use and mental health disorders. "I have had many friends that have died from drugs and alcohol," said Martha Washin

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:28:55

Recreational trail grants to build warm- and cold-weather fun

NORTHAMPTON — Recreational trail projects throughout the Pioneer Valley have won grant money from the Recreational Trails Program, a federal assistance program run through the state.   The program’s budget in the state was increased by more than half this year to $1.8 million. The grant money, which

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

No bride's dress? No problem: National Guard couple gets married in Irma

Lauren Durham, left, and Michael Davis, both members of the Air National Guard, pose at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro) ORLANDO, FL (AP) - Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on th

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 13:55:54

Supreme Judicial Court asked to dismiss cases tied to ex-drug lab chemist

BOSTON (AP) - A petition is asking the highest court in Massachusetts to dismiss every case connected to a former state chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she went to work at a state drug lab for eight years. The state's public defender agency is a party to the petition filed Wedn

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:07:37

The Latest: Witness: Man said blogger deserved beheading

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A criminal defendant has testified that his co-defendant told him that a conservative blogger deserved to be beheaded because she

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:20:08

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AMHERST - A Wayland man died over the weekend after visiting friends in Amherst, authorities said. First responders found the 20-year-old man around 2:30 a.m. Saturday "unresponsive with obvious injuries to his head" by a Fearing Street home, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said in a sta

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:20:50

ACLU asks for dismissal of all drug cases affected by Sonja Farak misconduct

BOSTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is asking the state's highest court to dismiss all cases tainted by the misconduct of former state drug lab chemist Sonja Farak. "Doing right by the victims of the drug lab scandal is critical to restoring the integrity of the criminal ju

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:41:24

This Western Mass. college town just hiked its parking rate, and here is what it's going to cost you

It will soon cost twice as much to park at 434 spaces in downtown Amherst, including those near the town green, pictured here. (Dave Roback / The Republican file) AMHERST - It will cost twice as much to park in town at most of the metered spaces and most town lots, although the date the changes wil

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:34:40

UMass Dance & Music Department gears up for fall season

The University of Massachusetts' Dance & Music Department in Amherstwill host a wide variety of music and dance acts over the course of its fall season, promising to deliver New York City-quality programming hundreds of miles away - and for hundreds of dollars less. In a recent interview, Matt Long

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 10:32:07

Trial opening for man accused of plotting to kill blogger

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller for the Islamic State group is going on trial in federal court. Authorities say 27-year-old David Wright, of Everett, plotted with Rhode Island resident Nicholas Rovinski and another man

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:27:18

Man died after apparent fall from retaining wall in Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - A 20 year-old man died over the weekend in Amherst, after suffering a head injury when he apparently fell from a 10-foot retaining wall. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's Office, says that the incident was reported at around 2:30 Saturday morni

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:24:34

Building developer facing fines for not complying with conditions of Amherst special permit

AMHERST - The manager of Presidential Apartments has until Oct. 18 to make available six units of affordable housing or he will face fines of $100 a day per unit. Amherst Building Commissioner Robert Morra notified Connecticut-based developer Allen Cohn, manager of Amherst Presidential Village LLC,

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:20:10

Wayland man killed in fall after attending Amherst party

AMHERST -- A 20-year-old Wayland man died over the weekend of an apparent fall on Fearing Street. According to the Northwestern district attorney's office, Amherst firefighters and police officers responded to an address on Fearing Street early Saturday morning after receiving a 911 call regarding a

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:26:47

Franklin County health center receives federal grant to help stop opioid addiction

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- Drug overdose deaths are on the rise. According to the CDC, 91 Americans die from opioid overdose every day. Peter Sheridan of Greenfield said, "Go back to the war on drugs." The Health Resources and Services Administration is providing about $6.5 million dollars to 38 heal

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-18 21:26:29

Yankee Candle looks to fill seasonal jobs

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Yankee Candle hosted one of its last job fairs of the season in Deerfield on Tuesday. The fair was held in their flagship store and started at 10 a.m. and ran until 6 p.m. It's a final push to fill seasonal roles before the busy season begins. "It's really important to hire

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:58:43

Employees of Western Mass. paper company sue for unpaid wages in wake of surprise shutdown

TURNERS FALLS -- Two men who worked at the now-shuttered Southworth Paper plant sued their former employer in federal court claiming unpaid wages and benefits because the company laid them off last month without giving the 60-day notice required by law. The suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-18 16:37:42

Acupuncture with a kick: Charged needles said to pump up results

David Farkas of Deerfield says he likes to get buzzed occasionally. This buzz he is talking about is a literal electric current, passed between two acupuncture needles sticking in the side of his leg. On a recent Monday afternoon he is lying face-up on a table at the Wellness House in Northampton, w

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Subtractions add up to enhancements for South Deerfield village common

SOUTH DEERFIELD — There’s something different about the village common, but it’s hard to put a finger on what exactly. “Out of 13, they removed six objects,” said Sugarloaf Street resident Jane Trigere, chairwoman of a committee that is trying to make the green space more inviting. She stood in sunl

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00