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Gov. Baker, Democratic leaders hold 1st meeting

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has discussed the state's budget deficit with leaders including Senate President Stan Rosenberg, who says new taxes would be a last option

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Climate Activists Plan Rally in Northampton

Climate protesters in Northampton will add their voices to a national day of action

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Girl Who Fell off Chairlift Expected to be OK

A young girl who fell off of a chair lift at Berkshire East is expected to recover

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Contractor Fined By Osha

OSHA has issued fines for the second time to a Salem-based contractor working in Easthampton

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Man Embezzled From Friend’s Memorial

A former South Hadley man has pleaded guilty to embezzling from his high school classmate's memorial fund

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Fire Marshal Investigates Greenfield Motel Fire

The state fire marshal continues to investigate a weekend fire at a Greenfield motel early Saturday.

UMass Amherst

Ralph Whitehead Recovering In ICU

UMass journalism professor Ralph Whitehead remains hospitalized after suffering a heart attack at the State House

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Patrick Gas Pipeline Report Panned

Opponents of the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline proposal are lashing out at an energy study released by Deval Patrick on the final day of his administration

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Holyoke Swim Coach Cleared by Review Board

A former Holyoke YMCA swimming coach will not be banned from the coaching profession

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Military Trucks Crash On I-91 in Northampton

Two people were hospitalized after a military truck rear-ended another military truck on I-91 in Northampton on Saturday

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Anti-Teen-Drinking Group Conducts Sting

The Northampton Prevention Coalition is working with police to set up stings at local restaurants

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Tire Stash Cleanup on Hold in Greenfield

It will likely be a while before a large stash of abandoned tires is removed from a Greenfield river bed.

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Northampton Planners OK Housing Project

Northampton's Planning Board has approved a 20 million dollar affordable housing project on Pleasant Street.

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UMass Professor Critical After Collapsing at Statehouse

A UMass Amherst journalism professor is in critical condition after collapsing at the Statehouse.

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker Sworn In By Stan Rosenberg

Charlie Baker begins his first full day as the 72nd governor of Massachusetts

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Iris Photo Closing Northampton Store

Iris Photo in Northampton is closing its doors for good after 31 years downtown

Jonathan Yourga

Former Smith Voke Worker Cleared Of Larceny

A former department head at Smith Voke has been cleared of larceny charges but says his reputation has been damaged.

Stan Rosenberg

Stan Rosenberg Elected Senate President

Senator Stan Rosenberg of Amherst is the first Western Mass lawmakers since the 70s elected president of the state Senate.

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Schools close, delay for deep chill in southern New England

Some schools are closed and many more starting late as sub-zero wind chills and very cold temperatures hit southern New England.

UMass Amherst

Umass Named a Community Engaged University

The award is for community engagement in the college curriculum and in campus-community partnerships.

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