Most talked about Springfield Republican stories

At WWLP debate, Martha Coakley & Charlie Baker spar on issues ranging from the I-91 project to casinos and homeless hotels

masslive.com — CHICOPEE - Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on a variety of issues important to the Pioneer Valley and beyond Thursday night at a gubernatorial debate hosted by WWLP 22News. Moderated by anchor Barry Kriger, the hour-long debate took place at the station's Chicopee studio and started out with a question on casinos.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @shiraschoenberg: Coakley & Baker spar on issues ranging from the I-91 project to casinos and homeless hotels via @RRizzuto413 http://t.…

Oct 23, 2014

Coakley & Baker spar on issues ranging from the I-91 project to casinos and homeless hotels via @RRizzuto413 masslive.com/politics/index…

Oct 23, 2014

At @WWLP22News #MaGov debate @MarthaCoakley & @CharlieforGov spar on issues ranging from #macasinos to infrastructure ow.ly/DfT87

Minnechaug, Longmeadow lead Western Mass. hopefuls at Division I state golf championships

highschoolsports.masslive.com — Always in the hunt, Steve Hunt is finally on top. And so too are his friends in green. The senior at Minnechaug Regional High School is coming an individual title he won Oct. 20 at the Western Mass. Division I golf championships. And with it came the first team crown for the Falcons since 1992.

Western Mass. Football Week 8 Headquarters: Picks, previews and more

highschoolsports.masslive.com — There are only two weeks remaining in the regular season and the MIAA Power Rankings are solidifying to the point where we have a good sense of which teams will be included in the Western Massachusetts tournament for most divisions.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @MassLiveHS: Western Mass. Football Week 8 Headquarters: Picks, previews and more ow.ly/2PBL0X

Charlie Baker pulls ahead of Martha Coakley in race for governor, new poll indicates

masslive.com — BOSTON - A new Boston Globe poll has Republican Charlie Baker opening up a nine point lead on Democrat Martha Coakley with less than two weeks to go in the race for governor. The poll shows Baker leading Coakley 45 percent to 36 percent with 11 percent of the electorate undecided.
Oct 24, 2014

New #magov14 poll shows Charlie Baker opening up a nine point lead on Martha Coakley bit.ly/1DHy07j #mapoli

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino suspends cancer treatment, book tour to spend more time with family

masslive.com — BOSTON - Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced on Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatments and canceling his book tour to spend more time with his family as he battles cancer. "Today, I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @GarrettQuinn: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino suspends cancer treatment to spend more time with family bit.ly/1DHA5A1 pic.twitter.com/uKQlnVmHQ3

Oct 24, 2014

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino suspends cancer treatment to spend more time with family bit.ly/1DHA5A1 pic.twitter.com/uKQlnVmHQ3

Oct 23, 2014

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino suspends cancer treatment, book tour to spend time with family via @GarrettQuinn masslive.com/news/boston/in…

None

Oct 24, 2014

Northampton police: Woman beaten repeatedly with heavy chain during home invasion s.masslive.com/CJmjDkb via @masslivenews

None

Oct 24, 2014

Anatomy of a riot: Social media helping police identify offenders in Keene Pumpkin Festival melee s.masslive.com/AK7uxsO via @masslivenews

None

Oct 24, 2014

Mixed allegiance: Former Boston cop accused of lying to the FBI to help gangbanger buddy s.masslive.com/OZf9j3E via @masslivenews

Chinese rail company won MBTA contract over objections of other bidders

masslive.com — BOSTON - Over the objections of rival bidders and human rights advocates, a Chinese rail car manufacturer on Wednesday won a lucrative state contract to supply the MBTA with 284 new Red Line and Orange Line cars to be assembled in Springfield.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @MassLiveBoston: Chinese rail company won MBTA contract over objections of other bidders ow.ly/2PzLiz

2 people injured in Springfield fire in East Forest Park neighborhood house

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - Two people were injured in a fire at an East Forest Park house on Thursday afternoon, a Springfield Fire Department spokesman said. Dennis Leger, aide to fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, said a 58-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were injured in the fire at 40 Burnside Terrace, off Sumner Avenue.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @masslivenews: 2 people injured in Springfield fire in East Forest Park neighborhood house bit.ly/1vUSyqt #springfieldma

Rene Rancourt sings Canadian national anthem in tribute to Ottawa at Boston Bruins-New York Islanders game

masslive.com — BOSTON - The Boston Bruins felt the support and solidarity of the NHL in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings two seasons ago. On Thursday, they did their part in returning the favor to a fellow NHL city grieving from its own tragedy.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @masslivenews: Rene Rancourt sings Canadian national anthem in tribute to Ottawa at Boston Bruins-New York Islanders game ow.ly/DfNPA

Sunderland man accused of 'Columbine' threat against Frontier Region HS had no connection to school: district superintendent

masslive.com — This updates a story posted 10:03 a.m and again at 4:03 p.m. Thursday. DEERFIELD - The 19-year-old Sunderland man who was arrested Thursday for threatening a Columbine-like mass shooting at Frontier Regional High School had no connection to the school as far as anyone can tell, School Superintendent Martha Barrett said.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @masslivenews: RT @paddyj1325 Sunderland man accused of 'Columbine' threat against Frontier Region HS had no connection to school ow.ly/DfDLz

Oct 23, 2014

Sunderland man accused of 'Columbine' threat against Frontier Region HS had no connection to school ow.ly/DfDwr #westernma

Western Mass. officials come out in support of Republican Charlie Baker ahead of debate with Martha Coakley

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - Elected officials past and present came out in support of Republican Charlie Baker on Thursday, just hours ahead of a one-on-one debate with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley at the Chicopee studios of WWLP 22News.

None

Oct 24, 2014

Woman dies, man injured in Springfield house fire in city's East Forest Park neighborhood s.masslive.com/y9g6P3K via @masslivenews