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I-91 in Whately to remain closed for hours due to fuel tanker rollover

According to Westover Public Affairs, Westover Fire sent a crash truck and utility vehicle to the site of the accident, as well as their assistant chief of operations.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-20 20:19:13

Sounds Local: Franklin County picking up nationally known acts

On Saturday, I attended a Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore show held at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls. The duo, who were backed by Alvin’s killer band, The Guilty Ones, tore through its new album “Downey to Lubbock,” treating the packed house to an amazing night of country, blues and rootsy ro

RECORDER - 2018-06-20 17:50:06

Truck accident, fuel leak on I91 snarls traffic

Travelers are encouraged to avoid the area and take Routes 5 and 10 to go north and sound bound. To get onto I-91 going north, vehicles will have to get on in Deerfield at exit 25. To get on the highway going south, vehicles will have to get on in Hatfield.

RECORDER - 2018-06-20 13:27:32

Former UMass Amherst student found dead on campus after falling from building

Carey said they found the body of a 25-year-old man from Hampton, New Hampshire, who had apparently fallen from the 16th floor of the building.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-20 15:30:44

Orange votes to support changing the state flag, keeping plastic bags 

Article 33, which passed after little debate, calls for Orange to pass a resolution supporting a bill introduced by state Rep. Byron Rushing, D-Suffolk, which would create a special commission to investigate and recommend changes tothe state flag and seal.

RECORDER - 2018-06-19 23:44:49

Library Lowdown: June 21 to 27, 2018

Buckland Fiber Friends:1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Knit, spin, weave, felt, sew and crochet. Share yarn, tools, ideas and camaraderie.

RECORDER - 2018-06-20 17:48:53

Franklin County residents cleaning up after hard-hitting storm

"We heard the crack and we heard this one in front us go, but two more good size ones also fell," said Bob White of Colrain.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-19 22:31:59

Third man arraigned for alleged role in apartment fire

Conor C. Murnane, 23, of North Reading, pleaded not guilty in Eastern Hampshire District Court Tuesday to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a Roman candle), wanton destruction of property over $1,200, burning wood, unlawful possession of fireworks and a miscellaneous fire viola

RECORDER - 2018-06-20 17:44:44

My Turn: Eliminating use of fossil fuels

Let’s seize the moment! Is a fossil fuel free and 100 percent renewable energy future possible? Pie in the sky? Why would we want to do this anyway?

RECORDER - 2018-06-20 09:00:17

Green groups want Greenfield to use renewable energy

A resolution has been sent to City Council to fully transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in the city. The resolution, sent by Greening Greenfield and Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, will be discussed during the full council meeting later today.

RECORDER - 2018-06-19 22:24:18

Montague man sentenced in larceny case

A jury found Brian F. Ahearn, 58, of Montague guilty on two of the four charges brought against him by the prosecution from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.


PVTA bus slashing suspect due in court

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) - A woman who allegedly injured two people on a PVTA bus in Hadley last month, is expected to be in court today.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-20 09:35:50

Western Mass. residents, immigrants travel to the State House to lobby

Amendment to end collaboration between local sheriffs and ICE through 287g contract.Amendment to inform people in police custody about their basic rights.Amendment to ensure that police and other law enforcement officials do not inquire about immigration status unless required by law.Amendment to sa

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-20 13:02:26

Montauge man sentenced following larceny, dangerous weapon conviction

Carey said Ahearn was found guilty of stealing property from an apartment on L Street in turners Falls on November 3, 2016, and having a switchblade in his possession when he was arrested a short time later.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-19 15:32:25

Greenfield riding tidal Wave to finals?

Greenfield is 1-2 all-time in the state tournament, with its only win coming in the 1986 semifinal when it beat Bartlett High School, 11-3, before falling in the Division II state-title game to East Freetown Apponequet, 10-0. The Wave’s only other appearance came in 1985 when the Wave fell in the st


Water use restriction implemented in Easthampton

Irrigation of lawns except by means of handheld hoseWashing of vehicles, other than by commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safetyWashing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalksProduction of food and watering of livestock is exempt from this restriction

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-19 18:01:33

Tornado warnings, thunder, lightning, heavy rain moved through local areas Monday

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) - Tornado Warnings were issued across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties Monday night, as heavy rain and high winds moved across parts of the Pioneer Valley.


Dozens of fish washing up along Connecticut River

Although it becomes a concern for some people, others say, this happens every year around this time.


Of the Earth: Taking a summer solstice stretch

Elliston Bingham of JuJuBee Farm is not opposed to sharing a thing or two during a long, engaging conversation at the Greenfield Farmers Market tent where he sells exquisite goat’s milk soap. My friend, Gail Abbott, coaxed me over to his tent recently, saying that I would enjoy talking to Bingham. S


Northampton housing complex banning residents from using window-mounted AC

Tom O'Connor with the Northampton Housing Authority said the decision was made over safety concerns that the units could fall out, and workers compensation concerns, as the maintenance workers remove and install the units for a fee.