NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told graduating seniors at Smith College on Sunday to focus on their unique purpose and power during the coronavirus pandemic and...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Seniors at Smith College are getting some words of wisdom this weekend from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The California Democrat is scheduled to address about 635...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to address Smith College seniors at a virtual commencement this weekend, the women's college announced.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former church property in Northampton that has been vacant for 10 years has been sold to a developer who plans to build townhouses on the site, authorities...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to five years in jail in connection with the 2016 death of a former firefighter who was struck by a pickup truck as he waited for a...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of using drain cleaner and prescription painkillers to try to kill his 7-year-old daughter was sentenced Monday to up to 18 years behind...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was convicted Friday of trying to kill his 7-year-old daughter by poisoning her with drain cleaner and prescription painkillers.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been chosen to deliver the 2020 commencement speech at Smith College.
The private women's school in Northampton, Massachusetts...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts man accused of trying to kill his sick 7-year-old daughter by poisoning her with drain cleaner has begun.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters who will go to work at 13 departments across Massachusetts are scheduled to graduate from the state firefighting academy this week.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man already serving prison time for one rape conviction has been sentenced to another nine to 13 1/2 years behind bars after being convicted of raping a...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college announced an investigation to find the individuals responsible for drawing swastikas on multiple campus buildings.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college has announced it will divest all its fossil fuel investments within the next 15 years.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who authorities say drove a child to and from a home where she was raped in 2017 has pleaded guilty.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Two men charged with participating in a kickback scheme involving University of Massachusetts asbestos-removal contracts have pleaded not guilty.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say drove female employees to massage businesses as part of her role in a sex trafficking operation has been sentenced to five years in...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern is planning to visit a senior services center in Northampton to highlight the importance of the Meals on Wheels program.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A homeless man who was pepper-sprayed and arrested by Northampton police is seeking $700,000 in damages from city and local officials.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Officials say no one was hurt when a single-engine plane made an emergency landing in a cornfield in western Massachusetts.
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — More than 200 people in Massachusetts are celebrating their first Independence Day as U.S. citizens.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says the...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Police for now are ending continual patrols at or near a marijuana storefront in Amherst.
Police Chief Scott Livingstone tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette there have...
WILLIAMSBURG, Mass. (AP) — Since she started at John Everett's in Northampton in 1951, Lillian Warner has been hairdressing. And for most of her career, Warner, 87, has practiced her trade out of...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has died in a three-car crash near the Connecticut state line that injured three others.
Massachusetts State Police say 26-year-old Yerly Jared...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — City officials in Northampton have voted to create a committee focused on reducing pesticide use in the city.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports the vote to create...
BOSTON (AP) — The first recreational marijuana store in the immediate Boston area will be opening soon.
New England Treatment Access, which currently operates a medical marijuana dispensary...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fired a gun during a party in a crowded apartment complex stairwell, killing a friend and injuring a second man, has been sentenced to up to 25...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former student at a Massachusetts high school has sued the school, saying officials mishandled an alleged sexual assault on a bus by another student.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that the lawsuit says officials at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton didn't investigate the assault, and instead blamed the then 15-year-old plaintiff.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern announced in a town hall held in Massachusetts that he will no longer accept corporate donations.
The Democrat said during the meeting held in Northampton on Saturday that he wants to fund his campaign with "money from regular people."
He says corporate Political Action Committees "don't reflect the values and the interests of the people I represent."
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts immigrant rights activist detained after he was found to have overstayed his visa has voluntarily agreed to leave the country.
The Pioneer Valley Workers Center in Northampton says Eduardo Samaniego is returning to his native Mexico Friday where he will continue to explore his legal options.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college has updated its campus security policies after a black student eating lunch in a common area was questioned by campus police who had received a report of someone who seemed "out of place."
Smith College in Northampton on Wednesday announced several new policies meant to reduce the likelihood of "bias-related incidents."
BOSTON (AP) — Pot shops in Massachusetts have racked up nearly $24 million in sales since the first ones opened two months ago.
That's according to the Cannabis Control Commission, the state's marijuana regulatory agency.
The first retail stores in Massachusetts — and anywhere on the U.S. East Coast — began operations Nov. 20 in Northampton and Leicester. Several others have opened since.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who brought a loaded rifle to a party that another man used to accidentally kill himself has been sentenced to spend a year in jail.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former volunteer high school basketball coach in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that 35-year-old Anthony Florio Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to up to five years behind bars after pleading guilty to charges including enticement of a child under 16 and child rape.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Smoking materials are being blamed for a house fire that ultimately claimed the life of a 69-year-old man.
Jennifer Mieth, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts fire marshal's office, says it appears Thursday's fire in the Florence section of Northampton started between two recliners in a den. She says there was "ample evidence" of smoking in that area. Other causes for the blaze have been ruled out.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Investigators believe the two people found dead in a Massachusetts apartment died from a murder-suicide.
The Northwestern District Attorney's Office has identified the victims found Thursday at Hilltop Apartments West in Northampton as 24-year-old Karina Nieves and 26-year-old Nelson Cardona.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Two people have been found dead in a home in Massachusetts.
The Northwestern District Attorney's Office says the bodies were found inside a Northampton apartment Thursday morning.
Prosecutors say there is no threat to public safety.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The Hampshire County jail is getting a more than $4 million makeover to update rundown inmate housing.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that a modular building at the Northampton jail that opened in 1988 to accommodate an influx of detainees had a five-year lifespan, but is being used to this day.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has approved final licenses for four more retail marijuana shops in Fall River, Hudson, Pittsfield and Great Barrington.
The commission signed off on the licenses for Northeast Alternatives, Temescal Wellness and Theory Wellness during a meeting Thursday at the Statehouse.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A third retail marijuana shop is set to open in Massachusetts.
Alternative Therapies Group in Salem has received final licensing approval from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and could begin retail sales as soon as this weekend. The shop currently operates as a cannabis dispensary serving registered patients.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The mother of a Massachusetts man who died of a drug overdose when he was left overnight in a restaurant bathroom says in a lawsuit the eatery failed to get help for her son.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Mary Lou Madigan sued Bertucci's on Monday. She is seeking unspecified damages.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has decided against sending its police chief to Israel for anti-terrorism training.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper and Mayor David Narkewicz made the decision jointly. The mayor said it was best for the city, but his decision wasn't meant to be pro- or anti-Israel.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with fatally shooting another man and then participating in a conspiracy with seven others to cover up the killing and burn the victim's body has been held without bail.
Nerkin Omar Morales, of Northampton, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court to multiple charges including murder in the death of 44-year-old Daniel Cruz.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man suspected of killing another man and then participating in a conspiracy to cover up the shooting and burn the victim's body is heading to court.
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Nerkin Omar Morales, of Northampton, is scheduled to be arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court on Wednesday on multiple charges including murder.
Authorities allege Morales shot 44-year-old Daniel Cruz three times during an argument at a Northampton apartment complex in March.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The first commercial pot shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during the first five days they were open for business.
That's according to figures released Tuesday by the Cannabis Control Commission.
The stores in Northampton and Leicester began operations on Nov. 20 and combined sold $440,000 worth of cannabis that day. The busiest day was Friday after Thanksgiving when the stores reported nearly $480,000 in gross sales.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say eight people have been indicted in connection with the shooting death of a man whose burning body was found in a western Massachusetts field in March.
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan announced the indictments Tuesday.
The body of 44-year-old Daniel Cruz was found in Hatfield on March 10.
LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. East Coast.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With recreational marijuana sales beginning in neighboring Massachusetts, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo "remains open" to exploring options for Rhode Island.
Press secretary Josh Block says the governor is closely watching what's happening in neighboring states.
The first commercial pot shops in Massachusetts opened Tuesday in Leicester and Northampton. The stores are the first to operate on the East Coast of the U.S.
The long wait for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Massachusetts is almost over with the first commercial pot shops set to open on Tuesday.
It can hardly be termed a robust launch with only two stores opening initially, in Leicester and Northampton. But they can boast of being the first anywhere in the eastern United States as the commercial cannabis industry looks to expand its geographic base amid increasing public acceptance.
LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — The first two recreational marijuana stores in Massachusetts will be opening at the same exact time next week.
A spokeswoman for Cultivate in Leicester said Saturday the store planned to move up its regular 10 a.m. start time to 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
New England Treatment Access in Northampton will also begin selling to recreational customers at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Friday to begin selling to recreational customers next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States.
Both stores, one located in Northampton and the other in Leicester, said they would open Tuesday morning after the Cannabis Control Commission, the state's marijuana regulatory agency, authorized them to begin operations in three calendar days.