Fire department warns: Sky lanterns are illegal in Massachusetts

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) — The Turners Falls Fire Department is reminding residents that sky lanterns are illegal in Massachusetts. USDA wants you to kill this bug on sight Crews on detail at the Great Falls Harvest Fest Saturday night when they noticed a sky lantern was seen taking flight from the direction of Seventh … Read more

Pregnant cat surrendered with 51 others delivers 3 kittens

NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — An update on the 52 cats that were surrendered to Second Chance Animal Services in North Brookfield this week: one of the pregnant cats has given birth. ‘He loved them all’: 52 cats surrendered in Massachusetts Second Chance said that when staff came in on Tuesday morning, Chelsea, one of … Read more

‘He loved them all’: 52 cats surrendered in Massachusetts

NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — A cat owner and apparent animal hoarder surrendered a grand total of 52 cats to an animal shelter in Western Massachusetts this week. New Yorker gets 18 months in prison for trafficking African wild cats According to Second Chance Animal Services, a nonprofit animal welfare organization, the man had to leave … Read more

PHOTOS: Bobcat caught on camera in Berkshire County

LENOX, Mass. (WWLP) — A viewer caught a bobcat on camera in Lenox last week. John Segalla emailed photos of the bobcat after seeing it in their backyard. Baby rhino born at Buffalo Zoo Latest Stories Bidens honor 2020, 2021 National Teachers of the Year Candidate for Saratoga Springs mayor discusses the issues with News10 … Read more

Underground home goes on sale in Massachusetts

PRINCETON, Mass. (NEXSTAR) – This home isn’t located in Hobbiton, but in New England. For a listed price of $640,000, you’ll get three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, and you’ll never have to worry about replacing the roof again. Teen organizes sleep-out in Bennington, urges governor to help homeless “This truly one-of-a-kind, earth-sheltered home atop … Read more

Western Massachusetts police looking for missing 73-year-old man

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Police need your help locating a missing Westfield man who was last seen in September.  Lifesharing community for all abilities in Columbia County marks 60 years The Westfield Police Department is looking for 73-year-old Michael Baer. He was last seen on September 20, after telling his roommate he was going Upstate New York for horseback riding.  His … Read more

Stolen Hamilton letter from 1780 returns to Massachusetts

BOSTON (WWLP) — The court ruled that a letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette belongs to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Off the Beaten Path: Fort Ticonderoga scenic cruises The letter was written by Hamilton in his role as Aide de Camp to Gen. George Washington. Massachusetts Gen. William Heath then forwarded the … Read more

PHOTOS: Bear takes a nap in a tree

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — A bear was snapped hanging around in a tree in suburban Deerfield, Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon. Police: Bear sighting in Troy Picture of bear in a tree. Courtesy Glenn Woods Picture of bear in a tree. Courtesy Glenn Woods NYC man evading police approaches 48 hours spent in a tree The Fish … Read more

Massachusetts license fees increased for hunting, fishing, and trapping

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — For the first time in 26 years, the fees for hunting, freshwater fishing, and trapping licenses will be increased in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ‘Catastrophic’ California oil spill kills fish, damages wetlands and closes beaches Over the next five years, the fees will gradually be increased. The approved fee changes will … Read more

Police seize $194K, weed, and gun in Massachusetts narcotics investigation

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) — A Western Massachusetts man was arrested after a search was conducted at his home Monday morning. Safer streets in NYC: Push for tougher laws, more enforcement According to a news release from the Ludlow Police Department, 29-year-old Isaiah L. Polk was arrested in his Laconia Street home. The arrest came after … Read more