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2 weeks ago

Senate Farm Bill May Allow Local Brewers to Sell at Farmer’s Markets

Another part of the bill establishes a new program to encourage returning veterans to take up farming.

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2 weeks ago

Record-Setting Northampton Pride Crowd

Saturday’s parade drew about 25,000 people to the Paradise City, which is believed to be the biggest crowd in the event's history.

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2 weeks ago

Northampton City Councilor Jesse Adams Resigns

At-Large Councilor Jesse Adams has announced his resignation, citing professional time constraints.


2 weeks ago

Deerfield Overdose Victim Saved with Narcan

The 21-year-old victim was revived from an apparent overdose and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where he received additional treatment and is expected to live.

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3 weeks ago

Greenfield, Northampton Celebrate Pride This Weekend

The parade starts at noon Saturday, and the celebration continues with music, food and speakers at the Three County Fairgrounds. Around 20,000 people are expected to attend.

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3 weeks ago

Kidnapping, Battery of Girlfriend, Results in Southampton Rollover

His 18 year old girlfriend was seriously injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon. Simmons is being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing today.

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3 weeks ago

Failed Zoning Bylaw Forces Hadley Tiny Home Owner Out of Town

Town meeting voters have turned down a zoning bylaw change that would have allowed Sarah Hastings’ 200 square foot house to remain on an East Street property.

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3 weeks ago

Pot Opponents Seek Lawsuit Ahead of November Ballot Question

Lawyers for the plaintiffs say the initiative, as proposed, would allow the sale of genetically-modified forms of marijuana and food products with high concentrations of THC.

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3 weeks ago

Amherst Selects New Town Manager

The Select Board has voted to hire Maria Capriola. She comes to Amherst from Mansfield Connecticut where she served as assistant town manager in the host community of UConn.


3 weeks ago

New Details of Misconduct From State Chemist

A former state chemist says she was under the influence of drugs for most of her time working in an Amherst drug lab.

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3 weeks ago

Portland Pirates Hockey Coming to Springfield

Reports out of Maine indicate that the Portland Pirates of the AHL will relocate to Springfield, replacing the Falcons, which are moving to a new facility in Tucson next season.

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3 weeks ago

Springfield Water Main Break Knocks Out Power

It happened at around 1:30 yesterday, creating a massive sinkhole on Main Street and knocking out electricity.

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3 weeks ago

Northampton Council To Consider Prohibiting Water Privatization

The council will consider a resolution mandating that the city’s water supply never fall into private hands as it did in Flint Michigan, which eventually led to a contamination of that system.

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3 weeks ago

Rollover in Southampton Hurts Teen

The rollover was the culmination of a chase which began in Northampton. An 18-year-old girl riding in the car suffered serious injuries in that accident.

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3 weeks ago

Northampton Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault

JFK Middle School art teacher Herschel Levine pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery charges related to alleged harassment of the female teacher which began last November.

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3 weeks ago

Fate of Tiny Homes in Hadley Determined Tonight

Time may be running out for a woman living in a tiny Hadley house. Sarah Hastings’ 200 square-foot house does not adhere to Hadley’s building code.


3 weeks ago

Rattlesnake Island Opponents Deliver Petition to Statehouse

A 2,000-signature petition against the effort has been delivered to the House and Senate. A hearing on the proposed plan will be held May 10th at Athol Town Hall.

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3 weeks ago

Shelburne Approves Tax Hike

Shelburne town meeting voters last night approved its $2.1 million dollar share of the Mohawk budget, which will add an additional $1.25 to the town’s tax rate.

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3 weeks ago

Amherst Chinese Worker Found Dead in Apartment

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center and members of the local Tibetan community allege the man was routinely harassed on the job and suggests that may have been why he took his own life.


3 weeks ago

Federal Energy Regulators Urged to Officially Dismiss Kinder Morgan Pipeline

The “Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast” has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to dismiss the application “with prejudice,” which means it could not be brought back for a period of time.

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