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Greenfield’s food co-op an oasis for access to healthy food
An estimated 40 million Americans live in ‘food deserts,’ a term defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an area where residents live more than one mile from a supermarket in urban/suburban areas, or more than 10 miles from a supermarket in rural areas. The theory is that because these comm
'Largest jackpot in the game's history:' Mega Millions prize swells to $868M
"This is an exciting time for our customers and our retail partners and we encourage people to keep the experience of playing the lottery fun by playing responsibly," Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery, said in a statement.
Gusty winds this afternoon and evening will bring even colder temperatures
An approaching cold front this afternoon will bring the risk for a few showers to western Massachusetts. As the front approaches, gusty winds will develop. Winds could gust over 30 mph at times, which could be enough to cause some power outages and tree damage with plenty of leaves on the trees.
Greenfield may soon restrict single-use plastic bags
"More and more towns are picking it up, and if you saw our Green River cleanup in this area and you saw everything they pulled out of the water, you know its time," said Penny Ricketts, Greenfield City Council vice president."
Officer exposed to fentanyl during arrest
Edmund Glover, 26, of Concord, was in the passenger seat and ultimately arrested, charged with disobeying a police officer.
District Court logs, Oct. 2-9
Kendra C. Dube, 23, Charles St., North Adams. Released on personal recognizance with potential of bail revocation until 11/8/18 for pretrial conference for assault and battery on a family/household member and reckless endangerment of a child.
Mother, daughter killed in Belchertown car accident
Northwestern District Attorney's Office spokesperson Mary Carey told 22News 59-year-oldLaurel L. Place, and her mother, 83-year-oldDoris F. Place,died as a result of the crash. Both women were residents of Belchertown.
Keene woman among those charged in connection with a Vermont drug case
PUTNEY, Vt. — Two women, including one from Keene, face charges after 100 bags of heroin were found in one of their vehicles, according to police.Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle on Route 5 in Putney, Vt., at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, according to a department news release. During the course
Police release identify of man found dead in Keene woods
Keene police have released the identity of man whose body was found in the woods off Route 101 earlier this month.The man is Peter Provencher, 57, according to Keene police Lt. Steven Tenney.
Police seize multiple drugs from Putney
They searched it the next day and found 100 bags of heroin, 13 Fentanyl Transdermal patches and 38 Methadone pills, 33 Amphetamine pills, 4 Morphine pills, 10 Suboxone strips, 4 Hydromorphone pills and 16 Oxycodone pills. Martucci did not have a valid prescription for the medications.
Every child born or adopted in Massachusetts can receive $50 from the state, starting in 2020
The statewide program, dubbed "SeedMA Baby," originally started in 2015 as a pilot program in Worcester and Monson.
3 vehicle accident on I-91 north in Holyoke causing traffic delays
Photo Source: Amie FoxHOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - An accident involving multiple vehicles is causing traffic delays on I-91 northbound Monday night.State Police Sgt. Paul Sullivan told 22News a three-vehicle accident on I-91 north at Exit 15 in Holyoke is the reason for the early Monday evening traffic
Granby Police arrest 3 on burglary, larceny charges
GRANBY (WFSB) - Granby Police arrested 3 men in connection to a number of burglaries across town.According to police, officers arrested Yasin Abdi, 21, Hassan Ali, 20 and Abdel Togba, all of Springfield, MA. They are charged with burglary, larceny and conspiracy.Police said the 3 were arrested Tuesd
Vermont woman facing multiple drug charges after arrest
Police said they stopped Carmen Martucci, 56, on US Route 5 in Putney last week.
Northampton man arrested after allegedly stealing diamond necklaces worth almost $7K
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - One Northampton man was arrested after he allegedly stole jewelry from a Northampton store.According to Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper, on Friday at 12:02 p.m. a 67-year-old man walked into Silverscape Designs and began talking with employees.Kasper said when the em
2nd person dies of injuries suffered in fatal Belchertown crash on Route 202
This is an update of a story posted at 2:04 p.m. MondayBELCHERTOWN - A second person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a Monday morning car crash on Route 202, according to the office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan.Sullivan spokeswoman Mary Carey announced Monday even
Winchester man found guilty of groping woman
Gene Park of Winchester, left, was convicted Monday in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene on two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault.Paul Cuno-Booth / Sentinel Staff
Greenfield pushing to eliminate non-disposable bags
GREENFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Plastic bags at retail stores could soon be a thing of the past in Greenfield.The Greenfield City Council is recommending a ban on plastic bags, forcing retail stores to make the switch to recyclable or reusable.A proposed ordinance by city councilors call for an end to
Belchertown crash claims life of driver, seriously injures passenger
BELCHERTOWN - A crash on Route 202 claimed the life of the driver and seriously injured a lone passenger, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's office.The crash occurred late Monday morning and prompted Belchertown police to close Route 202, also known as State Street, from Turkey Hill R
Sentences handed down recently in Cheshire County Superior Court
Among those sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene was a Troy man convicted of felony assault for hitting a child.Cody R. Nagle, 30, pleaded guilty to committing second-degree assault, a felony, in Jaffrey in December. According to sentencing documents, he struck a child under