• Westfield February 26, 2022 3:10 pm

    Barnes Airbase Now Eligible for Funds to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

    The Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield is now eligible for funding from the federal Defense Environmental Restoration Program to help mitigate the impact of contamination by so-called forever chemicals in the city. Masslive.com reports that Air Force Col. David Halasi-Kun announced Wednesday during a public Restoration Advisory Board meeting that the board became eligible to apply for...

  • dining January 19, 2022 4:34 pm

    Get Ready, a Friendly's Cafe is Opening in Mass.

    An old favorite with a new spin is set to open in Westfield, Mass. next month. A 2700 square-foot Friendly’s Cafe will open in the first week of February. The menu will include classic Friendly’s options, with meals and of course ice cream, but the setup will be a little different, with the restaurant offering fast-casual service. Customers will...

  • Massachusetts December 8, 2021 1:09 am

    Alligator Seen Swimming in Massachusetts River Captured

    In tonight’s Daily Debrief, an alligator is captured after it’s spotted swimming in a Massachusetts river. Plus, a student is arrested in Lynn after police say they brought a toy gun to school, and there’s a new vacation rental you can book inspired by “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

  • Alligator December 8, 2021 1:10 am

    Alligator Seen Swimming in Massachusetts River Captured

    An alligator that had been spotted swimming in the Westfield River in western Massachusetts on multiple occasions in recent months was captured on Tuesday. The alligator was captured by a Good Samaritan, West Springfield Animal Control said in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon. The elusive reptile is now in the custody of Massachusetts Environmental Police. Animal control officials said the…

  • missing child August 3, 2021 9:35 pm

    8-Year-Old Girl Missing From Westfield Is Located

    Police in Westfield, Massachusetts, located a child who’d been reported missing Tuesday, officials said. The 8-year-old was last seen near Fairfield Avenue about 2 p.m., according to local police. But she was later found safe and is with her family.

  • Westfield January 5, 2021 9:39 pm

    Sword Stolen From Mass. Statue Returned After 40 Years

    A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town’s historical commission that he regretted taking it. Cindy P. Gaylord, the chair of Westfield’s Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town’s statue of...

  • crash July 7, 2020 9:36 am

    21-Year-Old Dies in Westfield Multi-Car Crash

    A 21-year-old man from Plymouth died in a multiple-car crash in Westfield Monday, according to police. Three cars crashed on Route 90 Westbound in the middle of heavy traffic just after 3 p.m., police found, including a 36-year-old woman driving a 2019 Toyota Rav4, a 57-year-old man driving a 2017 Ford Super duty pick-up and the 21-year-old who was driving…

  • Springfield February 2, 2020 10:11 pm

    Firefighters Representing 13 Departments to Graduate

    Firefighters who will go to work at 13 departments across Massachusetts are scheduled to graduate from the state firefighting academy this week. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director David Evans will present certificates of completion to members of the graduating class on Friday morning at the Department of Fire Services facility in Springfield. The graduates represent…

  • Massachusetts November 7, 2019 10:00 pm

    Ex-Detective Charged With Murder in Wife's Death

    A former Westfield, Massachusetts, police detective was charged with first-degree murder in his wife’s death.

  • Massachusetts November 7, 2019 10:09 pm

    Former Westfield Detective Charged With Murdering Wife Last Year

    A former detective has been arrested and charged with murder in the 2018 shooting death of his wife, which he’d reported as a suicide at their Westfield, Massachusetts, home, prosecutors said Thursday. Brian Fanion, 55, was arrested Wednesday hours after a Hampden County grand jury issued a first-degree murder indictment for him, according to a news release from the county...

  • New Hampshire August 1, 2019 11:30 pm

    Report: Driver in NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Was High, Reaching for Drink

    The driver charged in connection with a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists was high on drugs and was reaching for a drink when the accident occurred, according to a report obtained by the Boston Globe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report says 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy tested positive after the crash for “an unspecified drug,” either a narcotic...

  • New Hampshire July 24, 2019 3:25 pm

    Officials Issue Report on NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

    More than a month after a crash that in New Hampshire that killed seven motorcyclists, federal safety officials have issued a report that provides no fresh clues as to the cause of the tragedy. In its preliminary report Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board summarized the details behind the June 21 crash in which a pickup truck driven by 23-year-old...

  • Massachusetts July 2, 2019 5:23 pm

    Funeral Held for Massachusetts Couple Killed in NH Crash

    Friends and family are gathering in Middleboro today to remember the lives of two victims of the tragic crash that resulted in the deaths of seven motorcyclists. Edward and Jo-Ann Corr, of Lakeville, were on their way to a fundraiser when the crash occurred.

  • Massachusetts July 1, 2019 10:46 pm

    New Details: Why License of Driver in Fatal NH Crash Wasn't Revoked

    Massachusetts officials revealed new details Monday about why the license of the driver accused of causing a deadly New Hampshire crash wasn’t revoked despite a previous arrest for operating under the influence. Gov. Charlie Baker and other top state officials promised Monday to conduct a full review of the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ state-to-state data sharing after the agency failed...

  • New Hampshire June 27, 2019 5:09 pm

    Lawmakers Demand Review of RMV After Fatal NH Motorcycle Crash

    Massachusetts lawmakers are expressing outrage and calling for an independent review of the Registry of Motor Vehicles following the fatal accident in New Hampshire that resulted in the deaths of seven bikers.

  • Massachusetts June 26, 2019 10:30 am

    Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles Resigns After New Hampshire Crash

    Massachusetts’ registrar of motor vehicles has resigned from her post in the wake of a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that Registrar Erin Deveney had resigned. Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack accepted her resignation.

  • Massachusetts June 1, 2019 8:31 pm

    Western Massachusetts Marks Tornado Anniversary

    Eight years ago, a deadly EF-3 tornado tore across Western Massachusetts. The twister touched down around Westfield, tracking east through places like West Springfield, Springfield, Monson, Brimfield and Sturbridge. The storm lifted once it arrived in Charlton, some 39 miles away.

  • Massachusetts September 24, 2018 3:12 am

    Police: One Dead in Northborough, Mass. Crash

    One man died in a car crash in Northborough, Massachusetts Sunday evening. According to State Police, troopers responded to reports of a crash on I-290 westbound at the mile 17 marker in Northborough at 8:20 p.m. Sunday.

  • Massachusetts March 19, 2018 5:50 pm

    5 to Watch: Women's Figure Skating in Primetime

    For Americans, Friday in Pyeongchang is full of questions: Can Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen recover from a disastrous opening night in the women’s individual figure skating competition? Can 35-year-old Shani Davis turn back the clock and deliver one more golden performance in his signature event? If the best hockey players in the world were in the Olympics,...

  • Massachusetts March 19, 2018 6:18 pm

    5 to Watch: Vonn vs. Shiffrin in Primetime Tonight

    These Winter Olympics haven’t always been kind to Americans, but there might be no bigger day for Team USA at the Pyeongchang Games than the one that finally sees Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn share the hill.

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