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Doggie daycare proposal in Westfield sparks controversy

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Confusion over a controversial dog park proposal in Westfield. The owner of Agawam Dog Works submitted a plan to purchase Zuber's Ice Cream and Deli and turn it into a doggie daycare facility. They submitted an amended plan to make it an indoor facility to comply with zonin

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-10-18 02:24:55

Major roadblock for Agawam DogWorks, trying to turn Zuber's in Westfield into second location

WESTFIELD - The public hearing for a plan to turn Zuber's Ice Cream & Deli into a second Agawam DogWorks location has been delayed for more than a month, after the Planning Board threw up a major roadblock on Tuesday night. Parsing the definition of the term "commercial kennel," Planning Board chair

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 00:55:24

Westfield Police looking for man in photo

Photo Courtesy: Westfield Police Department WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Police are looking for the man in the photo who they say took items at a local Walmart without paying on October 7. Westfield police said in a Facebook post that the man in the photo removed several Go-Pro accessories from its p

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-10-17 04:26:31

Construction underway on two major HCC buildings

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Construction fences went up around the perimeter of the Holyoke Community College Campus Center before the start of the fall semester, and demolition on the interior and exterior surfaces is now underway. According to a press release from the college, the Campus Center is set

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-10-17 18:31:33

West Springfield Food Bag to reopen as self-service, not full-service gasoline station

WEST SPRINGFIELD -- The Food Bag Citgo station at 884 Westfield St. will convert from full-service to self-service when it reopens following renovations, said Allyson Manuel, planning administrator. Owners General Equities Inc. of Connecticut came to the town more than a year ago for permission to r

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-17 18:00:14

Springfield man whose child rape conviction was overturned pleads guilty to inducing a minor to have sex

SPRINGFIELD -- Adam Dirgo, whose conviction for child rape was overturned by the state's highest court in 2016, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to "inducing a person under 18 to have sexual intercourse." In June 2016, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court overturned the child rape conviction and ordere

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-17 21:32:10

Upcoming events at West Springfield Public Library

WEST SPRINGFIELD -- From story time to "ghostology," there are a number of events planned at West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St.: Super Storytime Parents may bring their children between the ages of 3 and 5 to West Springfield Public Library Oct. 20 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. for a story reading

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 10:03:37

Southwick officials seek meeting with owner of the Cove to address safety concerns

SOUTHWICK - Fire Chief Russell Anderson asked the Select Board for assistance this week in reaching the owners of the Cove Banquet and Tavern after several attempts to reach them resulted in no response. Anderson said he received several complaints early in the summer from residents and business own

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 14:00:00

People In Business: Carrie Sibilia of Behavioral Health Network

SPRINGFIELD - Carrie Sibilia, a Crisis Clinician at Behavioral Health Network (BHN), was recently chosen as a Home Care Hero by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc. (GSSSI). Sibilia, a resident of Wilbraham, has been with BHN as a Crisis Clinician and Trauma Response Coordinator since 2008, and

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-17 19:00:00

IHOP planned for Five Town Plaza in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD -- The Five Town Plaza at 300 Cooley St. is getting a new restaurant. The restaurant will open around Nov. 21, said Adam Korn, spokesman for California-based IHOP and its owners, Dine Equity Inc. Korn said the restaurant will bring 80 to 100 jobs to the community for all positions -- coo

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-17 19:20:58

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse touts economic record, says challenger Jay Ferreira all talk no record; Ferreira: 'Morse experiment failed'

HOLYOKE -- Mayor Alex B. Morse touted his economic development record of bringing in new businesses, helping existing ones and restoring properties to the tax rolls in light of criticism from challenger Jay Ferreira. "In other words, Jason Ferreira wants to have it both ways: criticize the supposed

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

Area residents to hike Mount Holyoke Range Oct. 21 in support of DACA

HADLEY - With the fate of about 800,000 undocumented young people uncertain, area groups are coming together Oct. 21 for a 12-mile hike along the Mount Holyoke Range to support them and to raise money for agencies that help. Jacob Carter, a University of Massachusetts graduate student in the Center

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 10:21:07

Parking violation fines increased by Holyoke Council

HOLYOKE -- The City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to increase the fines for parking violations at fire hydrants, cross walks and 17 other categories in a meeting at City Hall. "It was generally that the fines were increased by $10," Ordinance Committee Chairwoman Linda L. Vacon said. The Council

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 00:51:51

James Brunault endorsed for Ward 6 Holyoke Council by former Councilor Ray Feyre

HOLYOKE -- James Brunault has been endorsed in his campaign for the Ward 6 City Council seat in the Nov. 7 election by Raymond H. Feyre, a longtime former councilor. "I am pleased to announce that I am endorsing Jim Brunault for the Ward 6 seat on the Holyoke City Council. As a former Ward 6 city co

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 00:02:45

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Jaime Ulloa Park in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal, and other city officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday morning for Jaime Ulloa Park in the North End neighborhood of Springfield. According to a release sent to 22News by the mayor's office, a master pla

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-10-17 16:59:26

Closed Mater Dolorosa Church set for discussion today by Holyoke historical board

HOLYOKE -- A historical board today will begin discussing a proposal that a city councilor said might be the outset of the final attempt to save the closed Mater Dolorosa Church from demolition. A proposal to preserve the 116-year-old church at Maple and Lyman streets by designating it a historic di

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

Councilor Daniel Bresnahan endorsed by Holyoke firefighters union

HOLYOKE -- The firefighters union has endorsed Councilor at Large Daniel B. Bresnahan for re-election in the Nov. 7 election. "In your capacity as a councilor you have been a strong supporter of the men and women that make up the Holyoke Fire Department. You have held the position of chairperson on

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-17 21:59:45

Agawam residents gather to discuss ongoing traffic concerns

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The Town of Agawam is trying to find ways to get cars to slow down through the neighborhoods. City officials brought some fifty Agawam residents up to speed on an ongoing traffic study concerning cut-through and speeding on Reed Street, Hendom Street and Barbara Lane. They nee

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-10-18 03:30:55

Agawam High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony honors former students and coaches (Photos)

AGAWAM - The Agawam High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held Sunday in the Clifford P. Kibbe Gymnasium at the Agawam High School with 260 in attendance. The 2nd annual event featured former students and staff of Agawam High School. Steven P. Lemanski, superintendent of the Agawa

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 11:53:34

Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?

In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, photo, an Amazon employee gives her dog a biscuit as the pair head into a company building, where dogs are welcome, in Seattle. Whichever city lands Amazon's second headquarters, some people in Seattle, it's original hometown, say there are downsides to having the

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-10-18 12:39:32