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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Springfield TV Merger Threatened by Hostile Takeover Bid

Nexstar Broadcasting Group's bid for Media General would effectively end its plan to merge with the Meredith Corporation

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Belchertown Residents Pleased With Police Chief’s Departure

Some residents say Francis Fox made the right decision to quit


Greenfield Mayor Can’t Campaign For Municipal Power Question

Mayor Bill Martin says he's only allowed to talk about only the facts of a ballot question to establish the town's first-ever municipal power company


New Pie Bar Already Popular In Northampton

The Florence Pie Bar opened last Friday at the site of a former barber shop on Main Street in Florence

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John Musante Remembered As “Municipal Rock Star”

John Musante was remembered as a “municipal rock star” and a devoted family man during a standing-room-only memorial service


Greenfield Officials To Discuss Fireplaces and Woodstoves

The Community Relations and Education Committee will discuss what was left out of new biomass air quality regulations

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Volunteers Clean Up Connecticut River In Annual Event

Hundreds turned out for Saturday's "Source to Sea cleanup held by the Connecticut River Watershed Council

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Warren: Much left to do 50 years after Civil Rights Act

Sen. Warren says not enough progress has been made in voting rights, economic justice and anti-violence efforts

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Springfield Drinking Water Named Best Tasting In The Region

Water samples from the city’s Cobble Mountain Reservoir took top honors at a recent New England Water Works Association convention


Fed Chair Suffers Spell During UMass Speech

Dehydration was believed to be the cause, and the 69-year-old Yellen was deemed fit to resume her schedule


Cubit Building Open House Held in Holyoke

Cubit's owner plans an open market and affordable loft apartments and condos in the former industrial buidling


Northampton Medical Marijuana Consultant May Face Drug Charges

The Northwestern DA’s office says state police plan to file a criminal complaint application for marijuana possession


Florence Man Faces More Child Sex Charges

Stanley Michalski has pleaded not guilty to additional child sex charges after more alleged victims come forward

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Fire Displaces Four On Hobart Lane in Amherst

The cause of the fire appears to be sparks from a Tuesday plumbing project

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