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UMass Issues Transgender Bathroom Policy

A recent UMass policy change is aimed at protecting transgender people's rights to choose the restroom they're most comfortable using


Holyoke Police Dog Recovering After Being Stabbed

K-9 officer Jori has been stitched up and is expected to make a full recovery

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Springfield Tapped For Federal Technology Initiative

Springfield is one of 27 cities picked to take part in a new federal urban technology program


Deerfield Apple Farm Celebrates 100 Years In Business

A popular Deerfield apple orchard celebrates 100 years in business this weekend


Holyoke police dog stabbed by robbery suspect

A Holyoke police dog is recovering at an animal hospital after getting stabbed in the back by a robbery suspect

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Gardner Supporters Slam Release of Settlement Details

Supporters of former ARHS teacher Carolyn Gardner aren't happy that details of her settlement with the town have been released

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Beachgoers help great white shark stranded on Cape Cod

A great white shark stranded on a Cape Cod beach is swimming free thanks to beachgoers who kept it wet until rescuers arrived


East Longmeadow Toy Factory Bought By Belgian Company

Hasbro has announced plans to sell to the Belgium-based Cartamundi Group


Greenfield Parking Garage Site Needs Drainage

A project to build Greenfield's first-ever parking garage is going to be a little more expensive than thought

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Berkshire County Terror Suspect Faces Detention Hearing Today

Security will be tight at Springfield’s federal courthouse for a detention hearing for a Western Mass. man accused in a terrorist plot


Ehamp Mother and Daughter Deny Prescription Drug Charges

Theresa Coe and her daughter, Toni Lobdell face charges in relation to false prescriptions for painkillers

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Williamsburg Businessman Will Continue To Fly Confederate Flag

CRD Metalworks owner Chris Duval says he has a constitutional right to fly the “stars and bars” over his business

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Western Mass Home Insurance Prices Headed Up

Several Western Mass. insurance companies blame rate hikes on a high number of winter-related claims


Montague Restaurant Robbery Solved Within 90 Minutes

Montague Police made quick work of a robbery investigation at the Black Cow Burger in downtown Turners Falls

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Amherst Police Officer Bitten by Unleashed Dog

The officer was attacked by an unleashed pit bull while doing a security check at a downtown business Sunday night

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UMass Student Drowns In The Deerfield River

Police say the UMass-Lowell student was trying to swim across the river with a friend Sunday when he went under near the Stillwater Bridge

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Springfield Viaduct Project Underway

Preliminary work has begun on the I-91 viaduct project to replace all traffic lanes of the highway

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Rural Broadband Effort Close To Completion

The Wired West Collaborative is only a few town meeting votes away from purchasing bonds to fund construction of a network to bring broadband to rural towns

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Northampton Fire Chief Vote Set For July 20th

Next week the City Council will hold a special meeting to ratify the appointment of current Deputy Chief Duane Nichols as Fire Chief


Southampton Voters Reject Public Safety Ballot Questions

Southampton voters haveoverwhelmingly rejected every public safety ballot question in a special election

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