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Deerfield Apple Thief Facing Charges

Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

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Easthampton’s Route Ten Closes Again, This Time For A Water Main Break

It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.

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Westfield Road Rage Incident Nets Arrests

On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.


Western Mass Opioid Awareness Effort Wins Federal Grant

Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.

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Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Sentenced

Adam Liccardi is the third of four defendants to be convicted of gang-raping the unidentified woman in her Amherst dorm room back in 2013.

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Northampton Pulaski Park Upgrades Begin This Week

Pulaski Park renovations begin Thursday, the first such improvements to that facility since 1976. New green space will be added as well as a new fountain, and improved access points.

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Greenfield Restaurant Closes

Due to a lack of business, the Ocean Grille and Steakhouse was reopened just over a year ago by the owners of Hadley's Zoe's Fish and Chop House.


Westfield Rogaine Robber Sought

The alleged Rogaine robbery occurred last week, and Westfield Police are asking the public's help in locating the perpetrator.

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Northampton Car Crash Into Train Injures Two

Police say the car was traveling on Mount Tom Road at around one Tuesday morning when it collided with a freight train that was crossing Route 5 near Island Road in front of Packaging Corp. of America.


Fire Damages Cottage Street Businesses in Easthampton

Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.

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White House Official Talks Addiction In Franklin County

Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.

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Man Passing Counterfeit Bills in Whately

A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.

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Amtrak Vermonter Derails in VT

An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies Springfield

Over 6 thousand piled into Springfield's Mass Mutual Center to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon.


Roundabout Proposed for Northampton Coolidge Bridge

A traffic configuration change is coming to a busy Northampton intersection by 2018, according to state officials. A series of proposed upgrades to Route 9 calls for construction of a roundabout intersection at the Northampton side to the Coolidge Bridge.

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Longer Days A Possibility for Holyoke Schools

Lengthening of the school day is part of a plan proposed by state officials in their three-year "turnaround" plan for Holyoke's schools, elements of which will be phased in beginning as early as next school year.

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Greenfield Wood Stove Regulation Debate Gets Fiery

At a town council subcommittee informational forum on the issue earlier this week, one councilor suggested that the town should consider an ordinance imposing minimum air quality standards on home wood burning devices.

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Packard’s Owner Condemns City Council Support for Hotel Unionization

At last night's Council meeting, the owner of Packard's directly addressed City Council President Bill Dwight and Ward 3 Councilor Ryan O'Donnell condemning their choice to march with hotel workers to deliver a message of an intent to unionize, to Hotel Northampton owner Mansour Ghalibaf.


Baker: State Closely Watching Track of Joaquin

Governor Charlie Baker says state emergency management officials are making plans in case Hurricane Joaquin should have an impact on Massachusetts.

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Rosenberg Heads to DC To Meet With FERC On Pipeline

Today Rosenberg fulfills a promise to Western Mass residents who are concerned about a gas pipeline by hand-delivering their testimony to members of FERC

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