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Springfield bar owners worry over possible 1AM curfew

A public hearing on the issue could be held in the next 4 to 5 weeks

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –  Bars across Springfield say Mayor Domenic Sarno’s idea for a 1 a.m. curfew isn’t the answer to stop late-night violence. Bar owners outside the entertainment district are hoping their businesses won’t suffer for violence that never involved their establishments.

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Here’s your zombie apocalypse (the Walking Dead)

Zombie (the Walking Dead)

Westfield High School students walked out of class to support principal

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One day after Westfield High School’s interim principal was placed on leave, hundreds of students walked out of the building in protest Thursday, but that principal is expected to come back to work at the beginning of next week.

The exact reasons for the temporary departure of interim Principal Dennis Duquette have not been revealed, but Westfield Public Schools Superintendent Suzanne Scallion told our media partner, The Westfield News that social media rumors of the principal being escorted from the building by police are not true, and that the police department was not involved in the situation in any way.

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Double-Damage-shutterstock_208656070--998x1024Conscious flashbacks cause damage.  Unconscious flashbacks cause double damage.

My client John had certainly overreacted to a little thing of a car backfiring, taking his hands off the steering wheel and covering his face.

When he finally gets to my office he hesitates and his eyes move up so he’s staring at the corner of the ceiling as he grumbles, “ I need to be hospitalized.” I was shocked. If I had been given a multiple choice test, hospitalization would have been the one answer I knew I could cross out. There are clients that you worry about, clients who are really depressed and have suicidal thoughts or maybe had actually attempted to hurt themselves in the past – where you realize that you may have to consider hospitalization to keep them safe. But that wasn’t John. So I just sat there puzzled and all I could say is, “Why?”

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