Hampden County

'Butter is back,' dairy farmer says at groundbreaking for Agri-Mark's West Springfield expansion

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'Butter is back,' dairy farmer says at groundbreaking for Agri-Mark's West Springfield expansion

- WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Consumer demand for milk varies, but cows make milk 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That leaves farmers with a need to convert that milk into products that are stable and can be stored -- and, more importantly, can be sold. Agri-Mark plans to solve that problem by expanding its West Springfield plant with more drying capacity so it can make more powdered skim milk
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Timber rattlesnake caught lingering near Springfield home

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Timber rattlesnake caught lingering near Springfield home

- SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Timber rattlesnakes are known to thrive in some rural areas of Massachusetts, but finding them in urban areas is almost unheard of. That’s why state environmental police and animal control personnel were surprised to receive a report Sunday of a large rattler hanging around a Springfield home. Simpson and state Environmental Police used a pillowcase and net to capture and relocate it about 14 miles way to Mount Tom in Holyoke
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Timber rattlesnake caught lingering near Massachusetts home

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Timber rattlesnake caught lingering near Massachusetts home

- Timber rattlesnake caught lingering near Massachusetts home SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Timber rattlesnakes are known to thrive in some rural areas of Massachusetts, but finding them in urban areas is almost unheard of. That's why state environmental police and animal control personnel were surprised to receive a report Sunday of a large rattler hanging around a Springfield home. Animal Control Officer Daniel Simpson tells the Boston Herald the man was going to kill it with a shovel, but called authorities instead
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Donate blood to American Red Cross today, get free pass to Six Flags

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Donate blood to American Red Cross today, get free pass to Six Flags

- WEST SPRINGFIELD -- There is still time to do a good deed, and get a little something in return, during a blood donation drive on the grounds of The Big E. The American Red Cross has partnered with Six Flags New England and The Big E for the annual blood drive. This year's event is taking place right now, until 6 p
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Flash flood warning issued for Hampden County, southern Hampshire County

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Flash flood warning issued for Hampden County, southern Hampshire County

- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, affecting Hampden County and southern Hampshire County. Thunderstorms moving in and out of the area are producing periods of heavy rainfall, said the weather service, and flooding could begin at any time. The warning was issued at 4:51 p.m. Towns in the warning area include: Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, Holyoke, Agawam, West Springfield, Ludlow, South Hadley, Easthampton, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Belchertown, Wilbraham, Palmer, Southwick, Monson, Granby, Southampton, Hampden and Huntington
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A police chase ended in a fiery crash that injured 2 people

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A police chase ended in a fiery crash that injured 2 people

- NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Two people were injured and three vehicles including a state police cruiser were damaged when a high-speed chase ended in a fiery crash at a highway construction site. State police say the pursuit started on Interstate 91 in West Springfield at about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday when troopers spotted a car driven by a man wanted by police
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Man Who Kidnapped Son, Stabbed Boy's Mother Returning To Massachusetts To Face Charges

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Man Who Kidnapped Son, Stabbed Boy's Mother Returning To Massachusetts To Face Charges

- A man arrested at a Newington motel Sunday hours after police said he stabbed a woman in Chicopee, Mass., and fled the state with their 21-month-old son, agreed to waive extradition proceedings during a brief hearing Monday in Superior Court. Joshua Calcorzi, 24, a Pennsylvania resident, will return to Massachusetts to face charges of assault with intent to murder, armed assault in a dwelling and kidnapping of a minor by a relative
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MA Amber Alert suspect found in Newington set to be arraigned

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MA Amber Alert suspect found in Newington set to be arraigned

- A man from Massachusetts accused of kidnapping his young son and stabbing the boy's mother is due in court in Connecticut on Monday. According to Chicopee, MA police, 24-year-old Joshua Calcorzi stabbed his son's mother at their home early Sunday morning. Joshua Calcorzi then grabbed his 21-month-old son, Jandel, and fled, police said. Both were found at the White Swan Motel on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, according to Newington police
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Amber Alert: 21-month-old boy taken after violent assault, police say

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Amber Alert: 21-month-old boy taken after violent assault, police say

- CHICOPEE, Mass. According to the alert, Jandel Calcorzi was taken from his mother’s Chicopee home shortly after a “violent domestic assault” at 1 a.m., Massachusetts State Police said. Jandel is white with long blonde hair, has blue eyes and stands about 2 feet, 6 inches tall. He weighs about 50 pounds and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and a diaper
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AMBER Alert issued for 21-month-old Jandel Calcorzi

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AMBER Alert issued for 21-month-old Jandel Calcorzi

- AMBER Alert issued for 21-month-old Jandel Calcorzi CHICOPEE, Mass. — An AMBER Alert was issued Sunday morning for a 21-month-old taken from Chicopee following a "violent domestic assault," Massachusetts State Police said. At approximately 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning, Jandel Calcorzi was taken from his mother’s home at 509 Springfield St. in Chicopee, state police said. The child's father, Joshua Calcorzi, committed a "violent domestic assault" before taking the child, state police said
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Three arrested after armed robbery in Keene

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Three arrested after armed robbery in Keene

- Two suspects from Chicopee, MA. . Three arrested after armed robbery in Keene Two suspects from Chicopee, MA KEENE, N.H. — Three people were arrested after an armed robbery in Keene. The Keene Police Department said officers responded to the area of 50 Marlboro Street around Noon on Saturday for a report of a robbery where a firearm had been shot
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to try auction of unused church for 1st time

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to try auction of unused church for 1st time

- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield will auction off the former St. Thomas Church in Huntington on July 20 with the help of West Springfield-based Aaron Posnik & Co. The auction is set for 1 p.m. at the property at 2 East Main St. It will be open for inspection on the day of the sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p
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Air conditioner caused triple fatal fire in western Massachusetts, officials say

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Air conditioner caused triple fatal fire in western Massachusetts, officials say

- Air conditioner caused triple fatal fire in western Massachusetts, officials say LUDLOW, Mass. — Fire officials are saying an electrical problem caused a fire that killed three people in a western Massachusetts home. The State Fire Marshal's Office said the fire at 68 Newbury St. Tuesday morning in Ludlow started in an air conditioner inside the home. The room-style air conditioner was in the living room at the opposite end of the ranch-style home from the bedrooms
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Man wanted in connection to shootings in Wendell and Chicopee

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Man wanted in connection to shootings in Wendell and Chicopee

- CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Authorities are on the hunt to catch a man connected to two overnight shootings. The first shooting took place right after midnight on 179 West Street in Wendell where a 48-year-old woman was killed, according to the Northwestern DA's Office. An employee at a business on Griffith Road in Chicopee was taken to the hospital after shots were fired through glass windows around 1:27 a
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3 people killed in house fire on Newbury St. in Ludlow

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3 people killed in house fire on Newbury St. in Ludlow

- LUDLOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Tragedy for one local community on this Fourth of July. A deadly house fire in Ludlow killed 3 people and now the State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating. Authorities have been on scene for hours now as they work the scene. The Ludlow Fire Chief, Ryan Pease confirmed with Western Mass News that three people were unable to escape the fire
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Charges filed against mother of boy found wandering in Chicopee

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Charges filed against mother of boy found wandering in Chicopee

- CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Charges have been filed against the mother of a boy who was found wandering around in Chicopee late last month. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that a criminal complaint was recently filed against 34-year-old Misty Baldwin of Chicopee. Wilk noted that on Monday, a show-cause hearing was held and during that proceeding, Baldwin was charged with reckless endangerment of a child, which is a felony
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Navy unit marks 60th anniversary with ceremony in West Springfield (photos, video)

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Navy unit marks 60th anniversary with ceremony in West Springfield (photos, video)

- WEST SPRINGFIELD -- It was a ceremony of remembrance, sadness and joy as old friends and comrades gathered Tuesday, the Fourth of July, on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition. Sixty years ago, on the same day and in the same place, 100 young men from Western Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and northern Connecticut were sworn into the U.S. Navy
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  • Man Who Kidnapped Son, Stabbed Boy's Mother Returning To Massachusetts To Face Charges
    Man Who Kidnapped Son, Stabbed Boy's Mother Returning To Massachusetts To Face Charges

    , courant.com

    A man arrested at a Newington motel Sunday hours after police said he stabbed a woman in Chicopee, Mass., and fled the state with their 21-month-old son, agreed to waive extradition proceedings during a brief hearing Monday in Superior Court. Joshua Calcorzi, 24, a Pennsylvania resident, will return to Massachusetts to face charges of assault with intent to murder, armed assault in a dwelling and kidnapping of a minor by a relative
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Family & Parenting

  • Adorable photos of two sets of twins in one Massachusetts family go viral
    Adorable photos of two sets of twins in one Massachusetts family go viral

    , fox61.com

    HOLYOKE, Mass. -- One baby is cute. Two babies together, even cuter. Two sets of twins? Hard to beat that level of adorable. A Massachusetts couple is sharing photos of their two sets of twins - and they are melting hearts all over the internet. Identical twins Gia and Gemma were born on January 26. Their big brother and sister, Nico and Siena, are fraternal twins and turn 3-years-old in
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Society & Culture

Education

  • Superintendents protest sci-tech charter school OK'd to open in Hampden County
    Superintendents protest sci-tech charter school OK'd to open in Hampden County

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    A new charter school approved this week for Western Massachusetts will focus on students from Agawam, Holyoke, Westfield and West Springfield interested in math, science and technology, offering them daily lab courses and plenty of hands-on projects. But area public school superintendents, some of whom have not had charter schools in their districts before, are oppose the privately run, publicly funded school, which they say will take money from their students and fail to educate its share of special needs students
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Travel & Recreation

  • Seen@ The 55th annual Springfield RV, Camping and Outdoor Show at the Big E
    Seen@ The 55th annual Springfield RV, Camping and Outdoor Show at the Big E

    , masslive.com

    WEST SPRINGFIELD - While the recent snowstorms are still fresh on people's minds, thoughts turned to outdoor recreation at this weekend's Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show at Eastern States Exposition. With three separate, heated buildings - the Better Living Center, Young Building and Mallary Complex- Friday's show was a good cure for cabin fever. And the number of visitors was a testament to that, with thousands turning out for
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Law & Crime

  • Why is the investigation into alleged 2015 Springfield police beating taking so long? DA's office says it was asked to hold off
    Why is the investigation into alleged 2015 Springfield police beating taking so long? DA's office says it was asked to hold off

    , masslive.com

    Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Friday that his office is not at fault for the duration of a long-unresolved probe into an alleged police beating, which for over 19 months has seen no disciplinary hearings held for officers and no decisions made in an ongoing criminal review. Paul Cumby, Jozelle Ligon and Jackie Ligon, who say that a group of off-duty officers beat them following a verbal argument
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Life & Style

  • Celebrity stylist Nolan Wells opens prom pop-up shop in West Springfield
    Celebrity stylist Nolan Wells opens prom pop-up shop in West Springfield

    , masslive.com

    Celebrity stylist Nolan Wells has launched a wardrobe styling company, NW Collective, that aims to bring boutique fashions and the personal shopping experience to the area. Nolan Wells is a Springfield native and graduate of SABIS International Charter School who has styled celebrities such as singer Natalie La Rose, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga and rapper Flo Rida. The current focus of NW Collective, according
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