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1 week ago

Western Mass Under Fire Watch

A number of fires were reported yesterday, including in Holyoke, where 12 acres burned.


1 week ago

Senate Subcommittee To Hold Hearing on Proposed Pipeline

The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change has scheduled the hearing for May third at the State House.

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1 week ago

UMass Protests Continue, Urging Full Divestment

The “Divest UMass” protest entered its second week with students demanding a commitment from University President Marty Meehan that it not do business with such companies, which the university says makes accounts for about one percent of its holdings.

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1 week ago

Man Found Hanging off of Northampton Bike Path

The 37-year-old man was discovered near Hatfield and Locust streets Friday morning.

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1 week ago

Springfield Falcons Moving To Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes have announced that the Springfield Falcons will be leaving for Tuscon starting next season, leaving Springfield without an AHL franchise for the first time in 20 years.


1 week ago

Greenfield Council To Reconsider Funding New Senior Center

The council last month rejected a plan to build a $5.25 million dollar facility.


2 weeks ago

Local Police: No Evidence Of Stronger Heroin

Amherst fire officials say a recent overdose may not have been the result of a stronger grade of the drug


2 weeks ago

Greenfield Considers A Municipal Power Plant

The Town Council will be asked to borrow five-million dollars to create the town’s first-ever municipal light plant

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2 weeks ago

Amherst Town Manager Finalist Accepts Another Deal

William Fraser says the renewal of his contract with Montpelier Vemont does not change his interest in the Amherst job

The damaged Calvin Theater sign in Northampton, Monday, April 18, 2016.

2 weeks ago

No Decision On When Calvin Sign Will be Repaired

Owner Eric Suher says he hasn’t decided when the letter will be restored

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2 weeks ago

South Hadley Native Top US Finisher at Marathon

Zachary Hine finished tenth in Tuesday’s trek from Hopkinton to Boston

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2 weeks ago

Pipeline Company Files Suit Against Land Protection Rule

The Kinder Morgan Company filed the suit challenging "Article 97" protection of conservation land

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2 weeks ago

Northampton House Fire Ruled an Accident

A poorly extinguished cigarette is blamed for a fire that damaged a Northampton home Friday

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2 weeks ago

Workers Burned in Ware Transformer Fire

One worker suffered burns over 30 percent of his body and was flown to Boston for treatment

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2 weeks ago

New Belchertown Chief Chosen

Amherst Captain Chris Pronovost was appointed to the post

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2 weeks ago

Brush Fire Warning Issued for Monday

Fire officials say the warm, dry and windy conditions are creating perfect conditions for out-of-control brush fires

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2 weeks ago

Boston Marks 3rd anniversary Marathon Bombings

At 2:49 p.m., a citywide moment of silence marks the time when the first of two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the race's end, killing three people and injuring over 260 others.

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2 weeks ago

Smith College Makes Donation to City of Northampton

Smith President Kathleen McCartney wrote back to the mayor, saying the donations are unrelated to the PILOT program.


2 weeks ago

Amherst Chief Warns of Dangerous Heroin

Paramedics responded to the shelter at the First Baptist Church on North Pleasant Street for a man who was found in the bathroom and needed multiple does of Narcan to revive him.

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2 weeks ago

Northampton Mayor Denies Downtown is in Crisis

And while some are moving out, others are moving in. Narkewicz says it’s all part of the normal business cycle

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