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Sunday Alcohol Bill Heads To Patrick’s Desk

The Massachusetts House and Senate have both given their approval to Sunday morning liquor sales.

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PVPA To Grow

The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School in South Hadley is planning a 2-million-dollar addition.

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Police Seek Suspect In Armed Robbery

A suspect remains at large in a Greenfield armed robbery.

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Arson Probed At Forbes Library

A stairway fire at Forbes Library in Northampton is being investigated as arson.

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Massachusetts Teachers Association has new president

Northampton resident Barbara Madeloni has assumed the presidency of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

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Severe Weather Eyed Today

The region could be seeing some severe weather today.

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Body Pulled From Westfield River

The body of a homeless man has been pulled from the Westfield River in Westfield.

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Judge: Geriatric Authority Can’t Declare Bankruptcy

A federal judge has ruled the Holyoke Geriatric Authority is a public agency and not entitled to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections.

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Montague Renews Pipeline Opposition

Montague Selectmen have reaffirmed their opposition to a proposed Franklin County natural gas pipeline.

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Stabbing Suspect Denies Murder Charge

The suspect in a deadly Holyoke stabbing has pleaded not guilty to murder.

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Amherst Man Arrested in House Break-Ins

An Amherst man has been arrested in connection with a series of house breaks in Leverett and Shutesbury.

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Stanley Cup to Visit Greenfield

The Stanley Cup is coming to Franklin County.

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Man Falls Into Deerfield River; Hits Head

A Fitchburg man is recovering after falling 30 feet into the Deerfield River. It happened Sunday evening near the Stillwater bridge.

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Pipeline Protestors Gather At Clarkdale Orchard

Clarkdale Fruit Farm in Deerfield has become ground zero for anti-pipeline protesters.

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Fatal Stabbing In Holyoke

A Holyoke father of two is dead after a broad daylight stabbing late Sunday morning.

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Mosquitoes Cause Scheduling Changes in Amherst

At the onset of mosquito season, Amherst is already at moderate risk of seeing EEE, according to the state's Department of Public Health.

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Probe Unveils Jailhouse Drug Smuggling

Several people are facing charges after an investigation by Franklin County House of Corrections officers uncovered a conspiracy to smuggle Suboxone into that facility.

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Man Denies Exposing Himself At Pond

A Southampton man who allegedly exposed himself to two women at Puffer's Pond in Amherst has denied charges of open and gross lewdness.

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Holyoke: Geriatric Authority Can’t Declare Bankruptcy

The city of Holyoke is trying to prevent the Holyoke Geriatric Authority from being granted bankruptcy protection.

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UMass Satellite Campus Gets Director

A Springfield native has been selected to lead the new UMass downtown Springfield satellite center.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Elephant Meets Cat

Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones’: Season 4 bloopers

Game Of Thrones

Check out the awkwardness behind the scenes with your favorite Westeros characters.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alt tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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Overjoyed dog almost passes out from excitement

Happy Dog

This schnauzer can't even handle how excited it is when a family member returns home.