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21 hours ago

Three Men Arrested for Attempted UMass Break-Ins

They were caught early Sunday morning after police received a report of masked men trying to break into multiple rooms.

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21 hours ago

Record Crowd at Northampton Pro-Pot Festival

Organizers say it was the largest crowd in the pro-marijuana festival’s history, which was held in Northampton for the first time this year.

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21 hours ago

Deerfield Officer Stops Overdose with Narcan

The victim had overdosed and was revived and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for further treatment.

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21 hours ago

New Opioid Task Force Director Named

34-year-old Paul McNeil most recently served as director of the Northampton Prevention Coalition.

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22 hours ago

Amtrak’s Vermonter Now Allows Bicycles Aboard

The service will be offered for the next two years at least, and may continue indefinitely if successful


6 days ago

69,000 Commonwealth Kids with Parents in Prison

The highest percentage of those children in Western Mass are in Holyoke and Huntington, where the number stands at close to eight percent.

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6 days ago

Home Sales Up in Western Mass

The Realtors Association of the Pioneer Valley says sales have risen over 38 percent this year over last, while prices jumped almost three percent.

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6 days ago

College Student Breaks In to Amherst Home

Twenty-one-year-old Aidan Hubbard was arrested at the Cottage Street home after the owner called police.


6 days ago

Northampton’s Acting Public Works Director Resigns

James Laurila is leaving to take a job in Springfield, to run that city's water department.


6 days ago

Whately Town Meeting Approves Budget

Also approved was an article to use 200-thousand dollars in free cash to reduce the town's tax rate.


7 days ago

First Child Advocacy Center Opens in Franklin County

A grand opening will take place Friday from three to six pm at the new Wisdom Way facility, which is intended to provide a safe environment for victims of child sexual abuse. The center will be the first of its kind in Franklin County.


7 days ago

Buckland Residents Face Potential Five Percent Tax Increase

Despite the increase, the budget is not expected to require an override to fully fund.

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7 days ago

Greenfield’s Biodiesel Plant Anticipates Opening Next Month

The Northeast Biodiesel plant in the Greenfield Industrial Park will convert used cooking oil into new diesel, which is expected to generate 3.5 million gallons of new cleaner fuel per year.


7 days ago

Whately Town Meeting Tonight

This year's spending plan reflects only a half-percent increase over last year.

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7 days ago

Springfield Native, Former Patriots Player Dies

Mayor Domenic Sarno said Brace was dedicated to the community, as evidenced by his efforts to help Springfield raise funds to help clean up after the tornado of 2011.


1 week ago

Lawmakers To Consider Raising Tobacco Sales to 21 Statewide

A number of towns have already implemented similar regulations, including Amherst, Greenfield and Montague, but the bill set to be debated Thursday would set the statewide sales age to 21.

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1 week ago

Opening Day for Amherst Farmer’s Market Expected Quieter than Usual

It will be a somewhat quieter opening weekend than in year's past for the market, which will not, for the first time in almost three decades, have to deal with the pro-marijuana "Extravaganja" rally, which moves this year from Amherst to the Northampton Three County Fairgrounds.


1 week ago

Deerfield Town Meeting Tonight

Residents will be asked to approve a budget which is roughly three percent higher than last year.


1 week ago

Movement to Dedicate New Greenfield Senior Center

The idea was put forth by Greenfield Town Council President Isaac Mass, who says John Zon did more than anyone to try and secure a new site for a Greenfield Senior Center, which will be part of the new center when it eventually does open.

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Hampshire Protests Force Cancellation Of Classes

The recent protests on the Hampshire College campus are related to student displeasure over the administration's handling of a number of sexual assault cases.

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