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Hot Chocolate Run Raises $375K for Safe Passage

More than $375,000 was raised to help battered women and children in Hampshire County, by the 11th annual Hot Chocolate Run

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Protesters Shut Down Northampton’s Elm Street

Elm Street in Northampton is open again after protesters shut it down Sunday

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Man Charged With Arson in Amherst

Fifty-four-year-old Mark Anthony Andre is charged with arson in an Amherst fire

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Homeless Man Found Dead in Northampton

Northampton police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old homeless man


Former Greenfield Town Councilor Found Dead

Former Greenfield Town Councilor Barbara Tillmanns passed away Sunday

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Rosenberg Erecting “Firewall” In His Life

Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg says he'll enforce what he describes as a "firewall" between his personal and professional life

Photo of Amherst Regional High School protest courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Amherst High School Stages Ferguson Walkout

Hundreds of Amherst High School students walked out of school yesterday in solidarity with Ferguson


Fundraising Underway For Springfield Family

A GoFundMe site has been set up for a Springfield family dealing with tragedy

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South Hadley Bans Polystyrene Takeout

South Hadley is the latest town to ban styrofoam takeout containers in restaurants

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Big Downtown Development OKd In Amherst

A five-story mixed-use building at the site of the Carriage Shops in Amherst is one step closer to reality

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Rosenberg Disavows Partner’s Behavior

Senator Stan Rosenberg has disavowed some embarrassing public statements made by his domestic partner


Firefighter Commits Suicide at Bernardston Rest Stop

A man found dead in Bernardston has been identified as 38-year-old Springfield fire fighter Luis Rodriguez


Homicide Charge Filed After Springfield Girl Dies

A seven-year-old girl has died after being struck by an alleged drunk driver in Springfield

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker: No More Homeless Hotels

Governor-elect Charlie Baker says it's time to stop housing homeless families in hotels


Palmer Heroin Ring Busted

Police have shut down a major heroin ring in Palmer

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Woman Claims Underage Abuse by Cosby

Bill Cosby is now being sued by a woman who claims the comedian molested her when she was 15 years old

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Post-Northampton BID Brainstorming Session Held

It was standing-room only at a Hotel Northampton brainstorming session on the future of the city's downtown

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Smith Voke Evicts Northampton Rec Dept.

The city of Northampton's Recreation Department has six months to find a new home


Holyoke/Ferguson Arrest Video Goes Viral

A YouTube showing the arrest of a Northampton woman at a Ferguson protest in Holyoke has gone viral

Bill Cosby

Cosby Resigns as Temple Trustee

Temple University in Philadelphia has announced Bill Cosby has resigned as a trustee amid sexual-assault allegations

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