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Deerfield Academy reaches six-figure settlement with sexual abuse victim
10-19-2023 8:36 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Following a June press conference seeking to “validate” a sexual abuse claim against former Deerfield Academy teacher Peter G. Hindle, the lawyer representing the victim announced Wednesday they have reached a settlement with the...


Rintala murder jury views extensive blood evidence in basement
09-21-2023 7:51 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Police and crime scene analysts who responded to 18 Barton St. in Granby in the wake of Annamarie Cochrane Rintala’s 2010 slaying shed light in court Thursday on the extensive blood evidence found at the scene.A State Police sergeant...


Jury hears murder defendant Cara Rintala deny pouring paint on wife’s body
09-20-2023 8:40 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Jurors on Wednesday watched surveillance videos and police interviews with Cara Rintala, while the defense tried to show that investigators failed to thoroughly question other possible suspects in the strangulation death of Annamarie...


Jury views police interview of Rintala after wife’s body found in basement
09-19-2023 7:36 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A few hours after finding her wife’s lifeless body on their home’s basement floor, Cara Rintala sat for a 2½-hour interview with police in which she described feeling threatened and bullied in her marriage.During the interview, she...


911 calls, court hearing played for jurors in Rintala murder trial 
09-18-2023 7:41 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Audio recordings of a 911 call from Cara Rintala and of a hearing before a judge after she and Annamarie Cochrane Rintala had each filed restraining orders against the other were among the evidence presented for jurors Monday as trial...


Greenfield man charged with Jan. 6 offenses
09-15-2023 9:23 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

SPRINGFIELD — A Greenfield man was arrested Thursday on four charges related to his alleged participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to the FBI.Christopher H. Keniley was taken into custody without incident and...


Former medical examiner: Cochrane Rintala died 6-8 hours before body found
09-15-2023 6:25 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Annamarie Cochrane Rintala died from manual strangulation approximately six to eight hours before her body was discovered at 7:15 p.m. on March 29, 2010, the former regional medical examiner testified Friday at Cara Rintala’s murder...


Paramedics describe death scene in Rintala trial
09-14-2023 7:30 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Two paramedics who responded to the Granby home of Cara and Annamarie Cochrane Rintala on the night of March 29, 2010, testified Thursday on what they found, while a defense attorney sought to highlight inconsistencies with their...


Governor’s Council approves four Healey pardon requests
09-14-2023 12:25 PM

By SAM DORAN

BOSTON — A Governor’s Council meeting that featured approval of four new pardons took an unexpected turn Wednesday as one member persistently rebuked her colleagues, before councilors across the room successfully moved to establish a new Rules...


State of Florida man arrested, charged in Turners Falls shooting case
08-31-2023 9:34 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Florida man who was the subject of an hourslong search Tuesday after allegedly shooting a Turners Falls man in the thigh was arrested as a vehicle passenger in Holyoke later that day and arraigned in Greenfield District Court...


DiZoglio investigators find $1M in benefits fraud
08-18-2023 12:07 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Investigators in Auditor Diana DiZoglio's office uncovered more than $1 million worth of public benefits fraud from April through June, with the majority linked to cases involving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).The...


Northampton Police testify in murder case hearing 
08-16-2023 5:38 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — The attorney for a man charged with murder is trying to persuade a judge that police relied on conflicting statements and unreliable witnesses when they arrested and charged his client.Joseph Perullo filed the motion in Hampshire...


Cara Rintala seeks dismissal of Granby murder case
08-16-2023 5:37 PM

By JAMES PENTLANDNORTHAMPTON — An attorney for Cara Rintala, facing her fourth murder trial for allegedly killing her wife almost 13½ years ago, urged a judge Wednesday to overturn a high court ruling and dismiss the case.With Rintala beside him at...


Police seize 2 kilos of cocaine, arrest Springfield man
08-16-2023 7:15 AM

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SOUTH HADLEY — A Springfield man faces drug charges after police arrested him and allegedly seized more than 2 kilos of cocaine along with two illegally purchased firearms.Jarrell Smith, 28, was taken into custody Friday on Haig Avenue in South Hadley...


Trump and 18 allies charged in Georgia election meddling as former president faces 4th criminal case
08-15-2023 5:23 PM

By KATE BRUMBACK and ERIC TUCKER

ATLANTA — Donald Trump and 18 allies were indicted in Georgia on Monday over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state, with prosecutors using a statute normally associated with mobsters to accuse the former president, lawyers and...


Easthampton murder case moves to Superior Court
08-09-2023 5:38 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A 23-year-old woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the March slaying of her boyfriend in Easthampton and will continue to be held without the right to bail.Jean Marie Echevarria was arraigned on the murder charge before Judge Jeremy...


Deerfield woman pleads not guilty in Superior Court to stabbing elderly man
08-07-2023 3:05 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The personal care attendant accused of stabbing the 82-year-old husband of a woman she was caring for in Montague had her charges and conditions of release transferred to Franklin County Superior Court on Friday due to the case’s...


SJC upholds 2007 murder conviction of Greenfield man for strangulation of Deerfield gas station attendant
07-17-2023 6:20 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The state’s highest court on Monday upheld the 2007 conviction of a Greenfield man serving two consecutive life sentences in prison for the strangulation death of Brandy Waryasz and her unborn son two years earlier at a Deerfield gas...


Granby driver faces vehicular homicide charge in crash that killed girlfriend
07-12-2023 4:49 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

BELCHERTOWN — A 30-year-old Granby man is facing four criminal charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend in an early morning motor vehicle crash on July 1.Cory Menard was arraigned Wednesday in Eastern Hampshire District Court and pleaded...


Southampton man facing multiple rape charges seeks curfew change
06-29-2023 4:54 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A lawyer for a Southampton man facing numerous charges including rape, strangulation, assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping in cases involving three women is asking a judge to lift or modify the curfew restrictions on her...

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