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Bay State Repeal Files Draft Ballot Petition

Bay State Repeal has filed a draft ballot initiative petition with the Attorney General’s office.

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Hadley Crash Sends Man To Hospital

A Sunday morning crash in Hadley has sent a 73-year-old Belchertown man to the hospital.

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Valley Firefighters Busy with Brush Fires

It was another tough weekend for brush fires in the area.


Extravaganja Event in Amherst is Peaceful

Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts crowded on the Amherst Town Common for the 24th--and possibly the last--"Extravaganja Festival."

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Plastic Bag Ban Passes First Vote in Northampton

The city of Northampton is close to becoming the first Pioneer Valley community to ban the use of single-layer plastic bags.

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Northampton Looks at Limiting Political Donations

Northampton city councilors have opened debate on an ordinance which would reduce the amount of money municipal candidates could accept from individual donors.

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Freeze on Noho Water-Sewer Rates

Northampton residents will continue to pay the same water and sewer rates next year


Holyoke Police Wrap Up 2-Week Surge

Holyoke Police are wrapping up Operation Full Throttle. Over the last two weeks police made more than 200 arrests.

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Amherst And Greenfield Get Downtown Grants

Amherst and Greenfield are among nine communities statewide to receive grants through the "Massachusetts Downtown Initiative."

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Gov. Baker seeks resignation of board that oversees MBTA

Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on members of the board that oversees the MBTA to resign.


Greenfield Considers Committee to Study Raises

The town of Greenfield is considering establishing a new advisory committee to review municipal raises.

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Northampton Reuse Center Nearly Ready

Plans to open a reuse center at the former Glendale Road landfill will be presented to the Northampton City Council


Ruth Constantine New Board Chairman At FSB

Ruth Constantine is the new chairman of the board at the Florence Bank.

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I-91 Viaduct Bid Awarded

Bids have been awarded for the reconstruction of the I-91 viaduct in Springfield.

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Abuse Allegation Against Williston-Northampton Teacher

A longtime faculty member at Williston Northampton School has been placed on administrative leave over an allegation that the teacher sexually assaulted a student in the late 1970s.

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Northampton Fire Chief Retiring

Northampton Fire Chief Brian Duggan has announced his retirement after 17 years.


Needle Clean-Up Set in Holyoke

Volunteers with Tapestry Health will comb the city picking up hypodermic needles on Saturday.

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Protesters Call Police ‘Pigs’ & ‘Racists’

Springfield and state police made 15 arrests after protesters blocked a busy intersection.

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Greenfield H.S. to get 8 Lane Track, Not Turf Field

The new Greenfield High School WILL be getting an eight-lane track--but it will NOT be getting a turf field at the rear of the school.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Westhampton

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Westhampton.

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