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Lollygagger@large: Retirees from Westfield weather 1st winter as snowbirds

Midday temperatures were in the mid-50s late last month when Carolyn and Richard Berthiaume of Westfield parked their RV at Jetty Park Campground, Port Canaveral, Florida. Chilly by Florida standards, the day was a bit overcast although it seemed to brighten as the 950-foot-long Carnival Liberty cru


State police investigating rollover accident in Chicopee

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A rollover accident took place in Chicopee early Saturday morning. Our 22News crews shot this video on Chicopee Street under the I-391 Underpass around 3 a.m. Saturday morning.


Westfield woman indicted for arson, accused of setting fire to her own house

SPRINGFIELD — A Hampden Superior Court grand jury has indicted a 28-year-old Westfield woman on a charge of arson. Jordyn Brown is accused of setting a fire in her home at 57 Bristol St. on Dec. 14.


Springfield police narcotics unit focusing on major players; drug arrests down, but heroin seizure amounts up

SPRINGFIELD — The number of arrests by the Springfield Police Narcotics Unit are down significantly over the last three years — but the amount of heroin being taken off the streets is up.


MassDOT estimates adding exit between Westfield and Lee on Mass Pike will cost millions

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation estimates a proposal to build a new Massachusetts Turnpike exit will cost between $29.5 million and $37.8 million.


Frank’s Diner owner to be arraigned Tuesday following Ludlow drug raid

LUDLOW -- Frank’s Diner owner Francisco Evangelista will be arraigned in Palmer District Court Tuesday after a team of law enforcement officers seized drugs and cash from his East Street diner and home on Friday.


Westfield civic leader Lynn Boscher remembered for service, love of fun: Viewpoint

I don't know exactly when I met Lynn Boscher, but I can't remember a time when I didn't know him. I suspect it was 1978 or 1979 when we met. I was in-first grade at St. Mary School and became fast friends with Kerry, Lynn's daughter. I didn't know then, but this would be a lifelong friendship that I


Several people injured in Springfield 3-car crash

A three-car crash just before 5 p.m. near 600 Liberty Street injured a number of people and resulted in one vehicle rolling on its side. Dennis Leger, executive aide to Springfield Fiire Commissioner Bernard Calvi, said firefighters worked with Massachusetts State Police troopers to remove occupants


Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co. marks 50 years of service (Outlook 2019 Viewpoint)

The consumer-owned Massachusetts municipal utilities have a long and storied history of paving their own way when it comes to providing superior service at the lowest cost to their customers. For these utilities and their joint action agency, the Ludlow-based Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electr


Woman Killed in Massachusetts Highway Crash

One woman was killed Saturday night when her car crashed on a Massachusetts highway. State police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 7:40 p.m. on Interstate 93 southbound at Exit 33 in Medford.


Chicopee mother who allegedly kept a gun under her mattress charged with failing to secure firearms around her child

CHICOPEE – A Chicopee mother is facing charges for allegedly keeping unsecured firearms around her house, including a 9 mm pistol under her mattress. Jennifer Diaz, 30, pleaded not guilty Friday in Chicopee District Court to two counts of improper storage of a firearm and two counts of improper stor


Six Flags New England looking to fill record-number of positions

AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Six Flags New England is hiring, and they have a record-number of positions open. "This is king of the cornerstone," Six Flags New England spokesperson Jennifer McGrath tells us. "Spring is around the corner and Six Flags is opening."


Where UFOs have been reported in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Massachusetts residents reported 65 UFO sightings to the National UFO Reporting Center in 2018. So far this year, about a dozen UFO sightings have already been reported.


Gunshot victim found in hallway of apartment building in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield police are investigating after a gunshot victim was found in the hallway of an apartment building on Pearl Street overnight. Police were called to the scene around 2:20 a.m.


Car crashes off bridge on I-391 in Chicopee

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A car crashed off a bridge on I-391 in Chicopee overnight, landing upside down on the ground below. Western Mass News was there as emergency crews worked the scene.


Enfield man charged with assaulting girlfriend

ENFIELD — A local man was taken into custody Thursday on assault and other charges after his girlfriend reported to police that he choked her during a dispute in January, police said.


Sarno suspends negotiations with Police Supervisors' Union

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Mayor of Springfield has suspended negotiations with the Police Supervisors' Union. City of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno stated Saturday, “In the name of and in respect to our taxpayers and our City’s continued fiscal stability, I have suspended negotiations with t


Driver in I-91 crash that killed 22-year-old Springfield woman sentenced to 28 months in prison

ENFIELD - The driver of a Jeep in a 2016 roll-over crash in Enfield that killed 22-year-old Marie Parks of Springfield was sentenced to 28 months in prison. John Gallucci, 35, of Windsor, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree failure to appear in court. He was sentenced 5 yea


At Franklin County Jail, 'I have a second chance at life'

GREENFIELD — Four women in the Franklin County Jail's 1-year-old substance abuse program say they needed more than treatment. To stop using, they had to be forced into it by a judge, after being sentenced for crimes like stealing to pay for their heroin habits.


Tribute held for Springfield's Black Patriots in observance of Black History Month

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A tribute to Springfield's Black Patriots Saturday afternoon. Dozens gathered at the Griswold Theatre on AIC's campus in observance of Black History Month with a special thank you to local Black veterans.