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Northampton Film Festival returns with expanded horizons

From "Star Wars" to David Lynch to local filmmakers, the new Northampton Film Festival returns with a full quiver of artistic arrows on Sept. 27. A team of community organizations and leaders, shepherded by Northampton Community Television, started rethinking the Northampton Film Festival (NFF) last

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-18 16:59:48

Northampton volunteers step in to keep Saint Elizabeth soup kitchen going

NORTHAMPTON — In the basement of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Elm Street last Thursday, people filled their plates with a hot meal of chicken pot pie, fresh fruit and vegetables. The meal may not have been possible were it not for a group of volunteers who stepped up last month after Saint Elizabe

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Chicopee Police: Oxycodone pills found in child's bedroom

Jose Hernandez. Image Courtesy: Chicopee Police Department CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Chicopee police say that narcotics detectives discovered 90 pills believed to be oxycodone hidden inside a child's bedroom late last week. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News that Jose Hernandez, 41, of C

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:12:32

Ziegert murder suspect lived in West Springfield

Gary Schara of West Springfield is accused of the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Lisa Ziegert in 1992. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Gary Schara was arrested in Connecticut on Saturday, September 16. He is accused of abducting, raping, and murdering Lisa Ziegert in 1992. The 22News I-Team did some

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-18 21:04:51

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

11 years in jail for Easthampton man charged with child pornography

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - An Easthampton man received jail time in federal court on Tuesday on nine child pornography charges. The Massachusetts Department of Justice said 38-year-old James Smith was sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. Smith pleaded guilty in

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:53:00

James Smith of Easthampton sentenced to 11 years for distributing child pornograpy

SPRINGFIELD - James J. Smith of Easthampton was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a total of nine separate charges involving child pornography. Smith, 38, in February pleaded guilty to six counts of distribution of child pornography, and single counts ea

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 22:17:48

Easthampton daycare under state investigation after arrest of owner's husband on child rape charge

EASTHAMPTON -- A city daycare has been shut down as the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care conducts an investigation prompted by the arrest of the owner's husband on child rape charges. The Teddy Bear Daycare and Preschool came under scrutiny shortly after the arrest of Robert LaF

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 21:55:32

More than 20 bikers reportedly sped through Easthampton, running drivers off road and fleeing police Sunday

A group of more than 20 motorcyclists sped through downtown Easthampton Sunday evening, running cars off the road, weaving through traffic and leading police on a chase through the city. Four bikers were charged after police stopped traffic and set up a roadblock on Mountain Road are are facing char

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 16:22:08

Three stars of the contemporary art world to descend upon Easthampton

Guggenheim curator Joan Young and artists Tom Friedman and Kambui Olujimi will discuss contemporary art and culture as part of ECA's 'Grist for the Mill' series. Guggenheim curator Joan Young and artists Tom Friedman and Kambui Olujimi will discuss contemporary art and culture as part of ECA's 'Gri

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 16:00:21

Easthampton mayor to outline $5.2 million capital spending plan for fiscal 2018

EASTHAMPTON -- Nearly 12 weeks into fiscal 2018, Mayor Karen Cadieux has unveiled a $5.2 million capital spending plan for the 12-month period ending June 30. She is expected to present the plan to the City Council on Wednesday, according to a posted agenda. The council meets at 6 p.m. Several big-t

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:30:00

2 arrested after pursuit on I-91 from Springfield to Connecticut

A Massachusetts State Police helicopter is seen here in a WWLP file image from 2014. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A police pursuit that began in Springfield ended with the arrest of two suspects over the state line in Connecticut. David Procopio, spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police, tol

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:06:15

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

Club Scout: A Beautiful Future will appear in South Hadley

It's easier to keep a duo together than a whole band, as there are fewer opinions/arguments when there are just two people. But keeping any act together for as long as Kate O'Connor and Rico Spence have done is an amazing accomplishment. I've known Rico for decades and he is a spectacularly talented

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:34:47

2 cyclists collide in UMass tunnel at same time fire officials respond to alarm in nearby dorm

Amherst fire responded to a fire in a trash carrier at Kennedy in the Southwest complex at UMass Tuesday. The fire was extinguished within minutes. AMHERST - Two bicyclists collided in a pedestrian tunnel at the University of Massachusetts Tuesday morning, about the same time the fire department ha

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:54:50

Author Thomas Suarez leads talk on Israel-Palestine conflict

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DAILY COLLEGIAN - 2017-09-19 04:07:40

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

Who is murder suspect Gary Schara?

Gary Schara (left) is seen here with his court-appointed attorney during his arraignment in Westfield District Court on September 19, 2017. WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - We are learning new information about Gary Schara, the man accused of killing Agawam teacher Lisa Ziegert back in 1992. Distr

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:31:25

With three weekends of rowdy UMass parties behind them, police and university liaisons working to reduce complaints in Amherst

AMHERST - For the first three weekends of the academic year, police have been busy - responding to loud parties and underage drinking, making dozens of arrests and issuing warnings. And following those eventful weekends, Eric Beal, University of Massachusetts neighborhood liaison in the University o

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 16:40:16

Amherst building commissioner puts developer on warning

AMHERST — An apartment complex owner will be subject to fines of $600 per day if six affordable apartments that were supposed to be ready for occupancy Sept. 1 aren’t available to low- and moderate-income individuals and families by Oct. 18. Building Commissioner Rob Morra on Monday sent a notice-of

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00