HAMPDEN COUNTY

Authorities arrested five men during the past week, including a Belchertown resident, and seized more than two kilograms of fentanyl as part of a...

LUDLOW — A round of COVID-19 testing has revealed an outbreak at the county jail, where 79 incarcerated men and 20 staffers have tested positive...

LUDLOW — A $900,000 federal grant will help the Hampden County Addiction Task Force fund the launch of a team of addiction specialists and medical...

LUDLOW — As students across Holyoke prepare for a new school year, the Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative will be handing out 2,000 backpacks...

LUDLOW — The Hampden County Correctional Center has been placed on a “precautionary lockdown” by the sheriff, after eight inmates contracted COVID...

LUDLOW — As attorneys, including prisoners’ rights advocates, pressure the state Supreme Judicial Court to expand an earlier ruling that allowed...

LUDLOW — The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, along with other community backers, opened an 80-plus bed recovery center Tuesday that is free of...

HOLYOKE — Maria Carrero has seen firsthand how quickly people’s lives can change when a court seals their criminal records.Carrero, a program...

HOLYOKE — An inmate who walked away from a community service job site in Holyoke early Thursday morning was found and arrested by police hours...

NORTHAMPTON — Florence Bank has had the same headquarters since it was founded in 1873. But the institution isn’t standing still, and it’s serious...

HOLYOKE — For the first time since 2014, the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department is bringing back a 5K run and 1.5-mile walk to raise money for...

In other western Massachusetts counties, visiting policies at local jails have only two options — contact and non-contact visits.In light of the...



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