Tuesday May 14
Hampshire County jury clears PVTA of negligence in 2006 horse wagon...
Alfred Tetrault, of Hatfield, hitches up Willie to a hay wagon at Forest Park in Springfield in this 2006 file photo.
Tuesday May 14
West Springfield news briefs: Property tax rebates; MGM meeting
WEST SPRINGFIELD - Town Councilor Brian J. Griffin, chairman of the Town Council Casino Mitigation Committee, has sent a letter to the president of MGM Resorts for a meeting to discuss MGM's plans to build a casino in Springfield.
Tuesday May 14
Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy
After a one-year hiatus, Eastec , the East Coast's largest manufacturing trade show, returns to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield for a three-day run this week.
Tuesday May 14
Metro West notes: Agawam budget available online, West Springfield reunion planned, and more
AGAWAM - Mayor Richard A. Cohen announced Monday that his $79.3 million proposed fiscal 2014 budget is now available to be viewed on line at http://agawam.ma.us. For more information, call the mayor's office at 786-4520. WEST SPRINGFIELD - The Class of 1968 of West Springfield will hold its 45th class reunion on June 1 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Miguel Bonilla of West Springfield charged with attempted murder after baseball bat attack
SPRINGFIELD - A West Springfield man is being held on a variety of charges in connection with the alleged 1:30 a.m. beating of a Springfield man with a baseball bat.
Fri May 10, 2013
Kyzen to Highlight Brass Screw Machine Part Cleaner at EASTEC 2013
METALNOX M6310 in Booth #3042 at the EASTEC Eastern states exposition, scheduled to take place May 14-16, 2013 in West Springfield, MA.
Thu May 09, 2013
UMass research team chosen to conduct $3.64 million research project on casino gambling
AMHERST - A University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences research team has been chosen by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct a multi-year $3.64 million research project - believed to be the first of its kind - to study the economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling to Massachusetts, as ... (more)
Statue of Virgin Mary returning to West Springfield traffic island on Mother's Day
Supporters of a campaign to get West Springfield city officials to allow a statue of the Virgin Mary be put back on the South Boulevard traffic island maintained by Antonio Liquori of Liquori's Pizza have put up signs with a likeness of the Madonna at the site.
Drunken driving trial for Anne Beauregard, Easthampton High School administrator, scheduled
Beauregard, 51, was placed on paid leave following her arrest Jan. 31 in West Springfield on a charge of driving while intoxicated, second offense.
West Springfield native, blogger Meredith O'Brien pens first...
O'Brien, who began a blog focusing on life as a suburban mom several years ago, takes online "oversharing" to another level with "Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing," which was published on May 7. O'Brien, who previously worked for the Springfield Union-News and taught journalism at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, started blogging ... (more)
Wed May 08, 2013
Virgin Mary gets booted from public property in West Springfield
Antonio Liquori, owner of Liquori's Pizza, 659 Westfield St., West Springfield, has been ordered by city officials to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary that he placed on a public traffic island that he maintains for the city.
Tue May 07, 2013
Richard J. McCarthy: There are times you need to trust your gut
Dr. Bradley S. Foster, retina specialist, New England Retina Consultants in West Springfield, cared for columnist Richard J. McCarthy when he was treated for a detached retina.
West Springfield fire and police investigators probe suspicious...
WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Firefighters, summoned to a trailer fire that threatened the Bob's Discount Furniture store on Memorial Avenue early Tuesday, found a nearby Dumpster ablaze as well.
Northeast Realty working with new developer on off-casino development in Palmer
An artist's rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun Massachusetts casino resort that would be built in Palmer off Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 8. PALMER - Northeast Realty is working with a new developer to create a hotel and restaurant, and potential office space, on 130 acres across from where Mohegan Sun wants to build a resort casino.
Mon May 06, 2013
West Springfield animal lovers comment, offer assistance to city in...
A cat and kittens are seen after being displaced due to fires in Philadelphia. West Springfield is in the process of developing a new animal control ordinance.
Hard Rock International to present 2 programs concerning casino proposed for West Springfield
An artist's rendering of the hotel-casino proposed for the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds as part of an $800 million project proposed by Hard Rock International.
Banker & Tradesman
United Bank To Expand Longmeadow Branch
West Springfield-based United Bank recently announced plans to significantly expand its branch in the Longmeadow Shops on Bliss Road.
Sun May 05, 2013
The Washington Post
For fans at M3 festival, hair-band music's heyday never went away
On paper, as least to rock reviewers, the 2013 M3 Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion looked less like a musical event than it did a quarantine: so many 1980s metal bands, each more critically abused than the last! So many black-T-shirt-clad armies of fans of said panned bands! All in one place! For its fifth year of hosting M3 , the ... (more)
Fri May 03, 2013
Religion notes : Concert for Haiti, cooking demonstration, craft fairs among weekend events
Alix Milanda, 9, left, poses for a picture with her friend Shella St-Telise, 9, as they look for water at the Jean-Marie Vincent camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on April 22, 2013.Grace Episcopal Church ,in Amherst, Mass.,will hold a concert on May 5 at 4 p.m. to support the school of St.