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Leadership Pioneer Valley unveils 2018 class at Holyoke Wistariahurst Museum (Photos)

Leadership Pioneer Valley, also known as LPV, introduced their class of 2018 on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke at its Reach Beyond Reception. The annual reception event marked the beginning of an intensive, ten-month regional leadership development curriculum for the new me

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:44:51

Margaret Glaspy talks about exciting past year before Holyoke show

Margaret Glaspy hit the road last year and pretty much went from zero to 60 in short order. After having little previous experience with touring nationally, Glaspy, armed with her debut album, "Emotions and Math," hit the tour circuit, where she learned a lot. The main thing she gleaned from the pas

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:49:45

Holyoke firefighters put out apartment fire

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Firefighters worked to put out a fire at an apartment building on Essex Street in Holyoke early Thursday. Holyoke Fire Captain Kevin Cavagnac told 22News, flames were shooting through a third floor window when they got there around midnight. The building was abandoned and no

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-21 09:42:01

Car fire causes backup on I-91 South in Holyoke

A car caught fire on I-91 South in Holyoke this morning, snarling traffic and prompting a response from state police and the Holyoke Fire Department. The fire forced the closure of one lane of traffic and as of 8:50 a.m. had caused a mile-long backup on the section of I-91 South that runs through th

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 12:56:03

Fire damages vacant building on Essex Street in Holyoke, no injuries reported

HOLYOKE - No injuries were reported early Thursday after a fire broke out in a vacant apartment building on Essex Street. Fire Capt. Kevin Cavagnac told WWLP the blaze was reported around midnight and flames could be seen emanating from a third-story window. The cause of the blaze remains under inve

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 12:18:28

Differences clear as 4 candidates for mayor in Holyoke debate panhandling, taxes, art, police commission

HOLYOKE -- Panhandling and what to do about it as expressed by four candidates for mayor in a debate Thursday illustrated the choices facing voters in the preliminary election set for Tuesday. Candidates' proposals included having police remove panhandlers from traffic medians, mounting a service-or

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 10:18:18

Big E celebrates Holyoke Day and the band in purple and Hibernians in green marched on (photos, video)

WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Need a soda? Talk to Coca-Cola. Tips on weird space travel? Try "Rick and Morty." But when it comes to parades, Holyoke can roll out of bed and march. "It's not my first time doing it and it's fun," said Angel Torres, 17, trumpet player in the Holyoke High School band. "What I th

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 00:08:10

The Republican requests records about residents falling down at Holyoke Soldiers' Home

HOLYOKE -- The Republican has filed a request with the state for records about the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, including incidents of residents falling down inside or outdoors on facility property. The newspaper also is seeking documents related to the Soldiers' Home's new daily check in policy for dorm

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 10:18:18

Ward 6 candidate James Brunault endorsed by Holyoke City Council President Kevin Jourdain

HOLYOKE -- City Council President Kevin A. Jourdain, who is the Ward 6 councilor and is not running for re-election, has endorsed candidate James Brunault for the seat. "As I step away from the City Council I know that strong leadership is still needed. I am very pleased to endorse the candidacy of

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-18 23:31:19

Voting machines tested and ready for Holyoke preliminary election

Ballot shows the two races in which Holyoke, Massachusetts voters will the narrow the fields of candidates in a preliminary election on Sept. 26, 2017. HOLYOKE -- All but one of the voting machines worked well in tests Monday before the Sept. 26 preliminary election, City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-18 23:00:13

Candidate Jay Ferreira faults Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on flag flap, Morse says Ferreira playing politics

HOLYOKE -- Candidate Jay Ferreira said Monday that Mayor Alex B. Morse should stop blaming employees and "playing the victim" when criticism occurs such as over a recent American flag incident. General Superintendent Michael McManus of the Holyoke Department of Public Works had told The Republican e

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 10:30:18

3 Springfield men arrested after home invasion in East Windsor

Jose Torres, Luis Velazquez, and Wilson Zayas (East Windsor Police) EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in East Windsor, Connecticut have arrested three suspects in connection with a home invasion on Kreyssig Road Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 12:30 p.m., police were dispatched to Kreyssig R

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:39:37

Man wounded in Wednesday morning shooting in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A man was taken to Baystate Medical Center following a shooting in Springfield late Wednesday morning. Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News that the city's Shotspotter activation system went off shortly before 11:00 A.M., indicating gunfire in the area of G

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:02:43

Man convicted in sex assault of six girls gets 30 to 87 years

This photo provided by the Lower Southampton Police Department shows Lee Kaplan. Officials acting on a tip Thursday, June 16, 2016, found the 51-year-old Kaplan at his Feasterville, Pa., home, along with 12 girls ranging in age from six months to 18 years. Kaplan's charged with aggravated indecent

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:29:00

Memorial services announced for Jafet Robles, Springfield community activist killed in Chicopee

SPRINGFIELD - Memorial services for Jafet Robles, a community organizer who was found shot to death in Chicopee, are scheduled for Thursday and Friday. On the eve of his wake, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno offered his condolences to the family and friends of Robles, 33, who he worked with a number of times

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 22:09:26

'Twelve-Mile Straight' author Eleanor Henderson returning to Odyssey Bookshop

Fresh off the heels of her newest novel, "The Twelve-Mile Straight," Eleanor Henderson will speak at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. "I'm looking forward to coming up. I was at the Odyssey when my first book was released. I was thrilled when they asked me to com

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 14:33:48

Mercy Home Care nurses join union

WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Following a vote on Tuesday, 47 registered nurses and health care professionals at Mercy Home Care in West Springfield have joined the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the union said Thursday in a news release. "We are very excited to join the MNA," said Chris Mangano, a registe

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 17:33:05

Freebies, discounts on Veterans Day, 'but rest of time people don't even know we're here,' veterans official tells West Side pols

John LaDue, a member of the West Springfield Veterans Advisory Board and West Springfield Lions Club, struck a somber note at this week's Town Council meeting, reminding the board why West Side honors its military veterans every fall. WEST SPRINGFIELD -- John LaDue, a member of the West Springfield

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:53:41

The Big E 2017: Things to do on Thursday, Sept. 21

It's Massachusetts Day at The Big E. New England's largest state fair is marking its 101st year - and there is no shortage of music, rides, entertainment, gifts and gadgets for shoppers, livestock and, of course, food. Here's a guide to visiting The Big E, along with today's schedule and a detailed

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 09:00:07

Election season: The races are on in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON — Election signs are popping up in business windows, front lawns and at busy intersections throughout the city, a sure bet that this fall’s election is heating up with just a few weeks to go before ballots are cast. The deadline to turn in nomination papers passed on Tuesday, candidates

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00