BOSTON (AP) - Areas west of Boston are under a winter weather advisory this morning from a storm dumping snow in many areas and freezing rain in others. Transportation officials have dropped speed limits lower along the Massachusetts Turnpike because of the dicey conditions and some flights have already been canceled at Logan Airport.
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have identified the two people who died in a weekend crash in Easthampton. Charles Hoffman and a three-year-old girl died in the crash after Hoffman's pickup was hit by an oncoming van. The crash also killed the young daughter of van driver Mauricio Velasquez of Springfield.
SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) - Salisbury police suspect speed played into a crash yesterday that killed at least one person. Rescuers had to use the jaws of life to get three victims out of the wreckage of a car that hit a tree. One person died at the scene while area media report the other two were taken to hospitals.
BOSTON (AP) - The state is taking applications for grant money for projects aimed at improving delivery of mental health and substance abuse services. The $8 million in total funding is coming out of Attorney General Martha Coakley's office from money in the settlement of a lawsuit with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Springfield this week will auction off 25 tax-foreclosed properties, including 21 homes and some commercial properties. The Republican reports the properties will be sold free and clear of back taxes and liens.
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