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Pedestrians Struck On Northampton’s Damon Road

Police found a man and a 2 year old had been struck, and suffered serious injuries

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Belchertown Chief Suspended From State Police Training Job

Suspended chief Francis Fox has now been suspended from his job teaching new recruits at the state police academy

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UMass Sees A Record Fundraising Year

The five-campus system took in a record $129.5 million in new gifts in fiscal 2015, a 12.6 percent increase over last year


National Grid Proposes Winter Rate Hike

National Grid is seeking state permission to hike rates by 20 percent, citing tightening natural gas supplies


Smith Voc Trustees to Vote on Dog Park Plan

The mixed-use proposal retains much of the property for the school's agricultural programs while allowing dog walkers and other recreational users to continue to use the paths and wooded areas for a probationary period.

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Governor Visits Holyoke Grant-Funded Preschool

The Sullivan School program is one of five preschools in the state to receive a federal Preschool Expansion Grant Award, which allows students to attend for the entire year for free.


DCF Workers Attend Greenfield Addiction Conference

Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region, The Department of Children and Families took part in the "Opioid Crisis and Families” conference at Greenfield Community College.


Holyoke Water Main Break Wastes 13 Million Gallons

Forcing the temporary closure of that intersection, the break happened around 2:30pm at the corner of South Bridge and Jackson streets. Holyoke Water Works officials tell WWLP-TV that the breach was triggered by an old pipeline just giving way.


Suspicious Briefcase Found At Greenfield Gas Station

Greenfield Police and Firefighters were called to the Main Street F.L. Roberts store after an employee discovered a suspicious-looking briefcase near the rear of the building.

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Northampton Dispensary Not Opening Today, But Soon

New England Treatment Access says they'd like to clear up media reports that indicated they were opening their doors today, but plan to open in the next few weeks

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Belchertown Police Chief Suspended Pending OUI Probe

Chief Francis Fox remains on paid administrative leave in the wake of a report he may have been driving drunk on Super Bowl Sunday

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Northampton Dog Park Plan To Be Presented Tonight

Smith Voc Superintendent Jeff Peterson will present trustees with a plan to create a dog park on a parcel of school-leased property

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PVTA Bus-SUV Accident Slows Traffic In Hadley

Traffic was backed up along Route 9 in Hadley Monday evening after an SUV collided with a PVTA bus at the base of Coolidge Bridge


Greenfield Mayor: Parking Garage Plan Needs State Funds

Mayor Bill Martin plans to pursue a $2.5 million grant from Mass Works to help pay for a parking garage

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Firm Chosen To Build Northampton Landfill Solar Farm

The city has chosen Ameresco Incorporated of Framingham to build a 3.3 megawatt solar array at the former Glendale Road landfill

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Northampton “Dog Park” Plan Stresses Self Policing

People would be able to walk their dogs at the former Northampton State Hospital land by membership only under a new plan


Woman Found Unconscious On Springfield Sidewalk Dies

The woman found on the sidewalk with minor head trauma was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she died unexpectedly later in the day


Mayoral Fields Whittled in Springfield and West Springfield

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has received more than 75% of the vote in a six-way preliminary election

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Springfield TV Merger In The Works

The proposed merger would add WWLP-TV and CW 16 to the same ownership group that now runs WGGB, CBS 3 Springfield and Fox 6

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Boaters Rescued From Disabled Boat In Connecticut River In Hatfield

State Police say the boat sustained a damaged propeller and became stranded in the middle of the river

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