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Woman hospitalized after being hit by car in Greenfield

GREENFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A woman was hit by a car on Federal Street in Greenfield on Thursday night. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Kenwood Street.


No date set for Patriot Care to begin recreational pot sales in Greenfield

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Cannabis Control Commission this week approved recreational marijuana sales for Patriot Care's Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Greenfield. Franklin County will soon be home to a recreational pot shop, but not everyone approves of it.


Greenfield City Council approves funding for new library

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It was a full house at Greenfield High School Wednesday night, where most of the City Councilors approved a nearly $20 million new library. But there was a catch, city councilors had to vote on zoning changes in order to make the library deal work.


Snow to hit Massachusetts overnight into Saturday; Up to 8 inches expected in parts of Berkshires

Wednesday may have marked the start of spring, but a winter storm is heading toward Massachusetts. Snow showers are expected statewide across Massachusetts overnight into Saturday morning, with the heaviest snowfall in higher terrain regions.


All schools in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District closed due to "bussing issue"

BUCKLAND, Mass. (WWLP) - All schools in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District are closed Friday. According to the Assistant to the Superintendent Karen Totman, the schools are closed due to a bussing issue.


Massachusetts man charged with robbing 80-year-old man

LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – A Massachusetts man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after stealing from an elderly man at Twin River Casino. Lincoln police were called to Twin River Casino for reports of a robbery incident.


Franklin County school and town officials explore creative ways to share services

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - More than a dozen Franklin County school and town officials explored region-wide solutions at the first-ever Shared Services Summit. "Is there a way for us to partner our communities with our school districts?" questioned Franklin Regional Council of Governments Executive


UMass NAACP becomes only active college chapter in New England, still seeks RSO status

The group failed to receive RSO status when they first applied, but are now fighting the decision. AMHERST– Despite its legacy as a prominent civil rights organization, NAACP has been absent from the University of Massachusetts campus; a surprising fact to many, including junior Tanisha Exantus. Wit


Goshen Police & Animal Control asking for help finding missing dog

GOSHEN, Mass. (WWLP) - Goshen Police and Animal Control are asking residents for help locating a missing dog. According to Goshen Police and Animal Control, they were contacted by a resident of Greenfield Thursday, who said their dog Marley has been missing for about a month.


Gov. Charlie Baker calls for accountability if Massachusetts increases education funding

Gov. Charlie Baker urged lawmakers Friday morning to consider a bill that not only increases education funding, but holds low-performing school districts in Massachusetts accountable in closing the achievement gap.


Hearing scheduled for woman charged in connection with Jo Ringer's disappearance

PITTSFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A plea hearing for Laura Reilly, the woman charged with misleading police in their investigation into the disappearance and eventual murder of Jo Ringer, is scheduled for Friday.


Snoring alerts residents to homeless woman who broke into Amherst apartment

AMHERST — A homeless woman was arrested at an apartment early Friday morning after residents were awoken by her loud snoring, according to Amherst police. Christina V. Goddard, 40, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested at 2:57 a.m. at Colonial Village, 81 Belchertown Road,


Deerfield Select Board wants to hear from UMass about spraying turf center

DEERFIELD — Residents and Selectboard members said Wednesday they are growing frustrated that they have not heard back from the University of Massachusetts Amherst regarding their worry about chemicals sprayed at the Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield.


Massachusetts: Newton Public Schools Sued for Teaching Anti-Semitic Curriculum

Replacement. This situation has come about because Muslim migrants are replacing Jews as a presence in the public square in the U.S. and elsewhere, and bringing their antisemitism with them. The parents who are suing are concerned about the use of Islam-biased, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel instructi


Orange Police Log: March 20

8:13 a.m. — Citation issued to motorist stopped on Grove Street for failure to inspect vehicle. 8:40 a.m. — Employee from New Athol Road business found a female’s wallet in a recently fired employee’s desk. Contacted Scituate Police Department for information. Will follow up.


Host of drug charges net prison time for local woman

Among those sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court was a woman convicted on two felony drug-dealing charges. Vicki L. Hooper, 53, whose address is listed in sentencing documents as the Cheshire County jail, pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl and crack cocaine, both felonies, in Keene i


UMass Amherst Again Among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the top colleges and universities in the country for producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 36 alumni serving across the globe last year, UMass Amherst is ranked.


SUV with Massachusetts plates strikes 4 children on Florida beach, officials say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — An 82-year-old driver lost control of a Toyota with Massachusetts license plates Wednesday, went airborne and struck four children on beach north of Orlando, Florida, officials said.


Speed limit reduced for portion of Massachusetts Turnpike

State transportation officials have ordered motorists drive slower when traveling along the Massachusetts Turnpike on Friday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced Friday that the speed limit has been reduced for travel along a portion of the Mass. Pike in both directions.


‘No one likes a hungry firefighter’

Cooking isn’t a skill that’s taught in fire academy, but maybe it should be. In this job, “if you don’t know how to cook, you’ll learn really quickly,” said Northampton Firefighter Eric Toia as he peeled potatoes in the kitchen of the city’s Carlon Drive fire station. “At least in this department, a