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Northampton BID Trial Coming to a Close

Closing arguments are expected today in a civil trial regarding the Northampton Business Improvement District.

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Holyoke to release records

The Secretary of the Commonwealth has ordered the city of Holyoke to release public records to "MassLive and the Springfield Republican."

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Dog Bites Kids At Amherst School

A rocky start in Amherst for the first day of school.

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Man Busted For Lewd UMass Incidents

A Montague man has been charged in relation to a series of lewd incidents at UMass Amherst.

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Double Fatal In Easthampton

Two people are dead after a head-on collision on Route 5 in Easthampton, and a Springfield man is under arrest.

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South Hadley Kayak Thief Busted

A South Hadley woman has been arrested for stealing kayaks along the Connecticut River.

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Carolyn Gardner Won’t Teach Math

African-American teacher Carolyn Gardner won't be teaching math at Amherst High School this fall.

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Democrats for Governor Clash In Springfield

Three Democrats running for governor went head-to-head last night in a Springfield debate.

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Five Injured At Chicopee Curve

Five people are injured after an I-91 crash at the Chicopee Curve.

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Officials Plan Meeting After Holyoke Murder

A Holyoke City Councilor will host an outdoor meeting this morning near the site of a fatal shooting.

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Plainfield Chicken Barbecue Sunday

Plainfield's annual chicken barbecue is this Sunday.

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Transperformance A Huge Success

Last night's Transperformance was a rousing success.

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Fort Hill Brewery Up And Running

The Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton is up and running, two years after breaking ground.

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Gus Morales Still Holyoke Teacher Union Prez

Fired Holyoke teacher Gus Morales says he's still president of the teacher's union, even though he no longer has a job.

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Florence Motorcyclist Severely Injured

A motorcyclist from Florence remains in fair condition after a crash on Ryan Road.

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Open Meeting Complaint Filed in Amherst

An Amherst man has filed a complaint with the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, claiming the board violated the state's open meeting law.

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One Dead in Double Holyoke Shootings

Two people were shot overnight in Holyoke, and one of them has died.

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Pipeline Planners Won’t Avoid Conservation Land

Kinder Morgan says it has no plans to avoid state conservation land if it's allowed to lay a natural gas pipeline across the state's northern tier.

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Noho BID Lawsuit Finally Getting Heard

A long-anticipated civil lawsuit is being heard in Hampshire Superior Court this week.

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Valuable Instrument Stolen in Amherst

A valuable violin has been stolen from an Amherst home.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alt tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie

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If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

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Boy’s hilarious reaction to baby news

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This little boy is NOT excited about being a big brother again, but his reaction is priceless.

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Dad catches daughter taking selfies

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This teenage girl takes more photos of herself in this 58-second video, than you have all year.

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Michael Jackson’s hometown plans three-day birthday bash

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

The King of Pop's boyhood home of Gary, Indiana will celebrate this weekend with the Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts.