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Eversource installs eight EV charging stations in Greenfield
GREENFIELD, Mass (WWLP) - Eversource installed eight new electric vehicle charging stations in Greenfield. The new Olive Street Parking Garage will hold the charging stations. The garage is located in the town’s Bank Row Urban Renewal Area.
Greenfield residents advised to be aware of door-to-door solicitors
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Greenfield has received reports of door-to-door solicitors posing as representatives from the city's Light & Power Program. Greenfield’s Light & Power Program offers local residents and businesses an alternative to purchasing electricity but be aware of impersonators.
Wendell murder suspect Lewis Starkey III ordered to submit DNA
GREENFIELD -- A Wendell man accused of killing his girlfriend with a 12-gauge shotgun must submit to a DNA swab of his mouth, a Franklin Superior Court judge has ruled. Lewis H. Starkey III, 54, appeared in court Wednesday with defense attorney Michael Sheridan, who argued that a buccal swab conduct
‘It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls’ this weekend
MONTAGUE — There’s no place like Turners Falls for the holidays. “It’s a Wonderful Night In Turners Falls” is on Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout downtown Turners Falls. The annual event features family activities, extended hours at local businesses and Santa’s arrival at Spinner Park.
Woman recovering, teenage driver praised in Chesterfield crash Monday
CHESTERFIELD — Police say the woman injured in a crash on Route 9 on Monday is recovering. The woman, Maria Chase, 56, of Greenfield, Mass., was seriously injured and airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, Chesterfield Police Chief Duane Chickering said. He said Thursday she’s e
12 Days of Gifts with Yankee Candle Village: Edible Gifts!
The 12 Days of Gifts with Yankee Candle Village continues! Lauren visited their Flagship location in South Deerfield to learn all about their edible gifts they have to offer at the store!
Comedian Julia Scotti to perform Greenfield show
The Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center may feel like a world away from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” stage, but the two will soon share the distinction of featuring a performance by Julia Scotti.
Man killed in Amherst tree-cutting accident identifed by Northwestern District Attorney's office
AMHERST - A man who was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday has been identified as 38-year-old Thomas Moszynski of Easthampton. The Northwestern District Attorney's office released Moszynski's name Thursday morning.
Dollar General on Rt. 5 nixed by Deerfield Planning Board
Plans for a dollar store in Deerfield hit a roadblock, and the project may be dead. The Deerfield Planning Board voted Tuesday to deny site plan approval to Dollar General for a chain store planned at the corner of Mill Village Road and Routes 5 and 10.
Greenfield residents, UMass students want to improve main roads into city
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Greenfield residents are looking to improve one of the main roads into town. A Re-imagine Deerfield Street meeting took place to address concerns like affordable housing and flooding while also introducing new ideas.
Paramedics deliver twins on side of Massachusetts highway Friday morning
Sterling paramedics helped welcome two new lives into the world Friday morning when they delivered twins on Interstate 190. First responders were dispatched to I-190 south at Exit 5 around 6:46 a.m. for a woman in labor, according to the Sterling Fire Department.
PODCAST: A service-oriented leader
While Michelle Dwyer says she “fell into her job” at $63 million asset Franklin First Federal Credit Union in Greenfield, Mass., there’s more to it than that. Dwyer started as a temporary teller in 2006, and by 2016 she’d ascended to CEO.
3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing - and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidays
SPRINGFIELD -- Two Holyoke men and a Chicopee man on Thursday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. The two Holyoke brothers will be going to state prison, the Chicopee man to the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.
What Happened To The Plan To End Chronic Homelessness?
In 2007, Springfield, Massachusetts, set out a plan to end long-term homelessness within 10 years. The following year, officials and advocates from Hamden, Hampshire and Franklin counties came together to craft a similar plan.
Task Force busts 15 in Windham/Windsor counties
BRATTLEBORO — Ten Brattleboro people were swept up in an enforcement action after an increase in drug overdoses in the fall kick-started an investigation by the Vermont Drug Task Force.
Amherst Survival Center names K. Lev Ben-Ezra new director to replace Mindy Domb
AMHERST -- K. Lev Ben-Ezra has been named as the new director of the Amherst Survival Center. She will succeed Mindy Domb, who was elected as state representative in September.
$15K to balance Greenfield books will come from mayor’s office
GREENFIELD — The Mayor’s Office will run with $15,000 less over the next six months to help balance the city’s books in time to set the annual tax rate. “(Some city councilors) wanted it to come from the mayor,” said Mayor William Martin. “Maybe this is punishment to the mayor? I don’t know, but thi
Eighth Mass. State Police trooper arrested in overtime pay scandal
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Another State Trooper is in trouble in the ongoing overtime pay abuse scandal. Heath McAuliffe is now the eighth trooper to be arrested in this investigation, and he is from our area.
Viability Hires Patty Morey Walker as Program Manager
GREENFIELD — Richard Venne, CEO of Viability, announced that Patty Morey Walker, former mayoral candidate in Greenfield, has accepted the position of program manager in Viability’s Greenfield office.
Heath McAuliffe becomes 8th Massachusetts State Police trooper charged in overtime scandal; Two retired troopers agree to plead guilty
Heath McAuliffe of Hopkinton is the eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper to face charges in connection with a scandal of overtime abuse, officials said. McAuliffe, 40, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. He's scheduled to appear i