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Northampton’s Herrell’s Ice Cream is Expanding

Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton’s Thornes Marketplace is expanding and should be complete by early next year.

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Greenfield Mayor Martin Looking to Curb Tax Rate

Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin is asking approval from the Town council to use $1.4 million in rainy day funds in a stabilization account to stabilize the tax rate until this fall.

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Hadley Planning Board Still Concerned Over Size of Five College Library Annex

The Hadley Planning Board heard from a Five Colleges Inc. representative last night proposing a reduction in the size of its proposed Five Colleges Library Annex on the 45 acre parcel between Rocky Hill Road and North Maple Street.

Courtesy of Carol Lollis of the Daily Hampshire Gazette,

Williamsburg’s CRD Metalworks Owner Defies Order To Shut Down

CRD Metalworks owner Chris Duval says he will pay the $100 per day fine and remain in business despite being ordered to shut down by August 16th due to numerous zoning and wetland issues.

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Mayor Narkiewicz Concerned Over Housing Authority Firings

Northampton Mayor David Narkiewicz is calling on Northampton Housing Authority leaders to immediately review personnel actions and look into alleged conduct of both the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners relative to employment policies and possible violations of the state Open Meeting Law.

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Former Springfield Mayor Could Make Bid For Hampden County Sheriff

Former Springfield mayor, Mike Albano may be considering a bid for Hampden County Sheriff although, Albano says, he is focused only on his current position representing the region on the Governor's Council.

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Eversource, National Grid Ordered To Refund Rate Recalculation Charge

The state Department of Public Utilities has ordered Eversource and National Grid to reimburse customers who were hit with a one-time electric rate recalculation for switching carriers in an attempt to avoid large rate hikes imposed by those companies.

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MRSA Cases At Westfield Youth Service Center

A number of cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been reported at the Westfield Youth Service Center.

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Chicopee Pool To Remain Open This Week

The Rivers Park Pool was supposed to close for the year on Sunday, but due to the forecast, the city's Parks and Recreation Department decided to keep the pool open between 1pm and 5pm this week.

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Teen Hiker Injured In 80 Foot Ashfield Fall

After a weekend hiking accident in Ashfield, a 13-year-old boy was helicoptered to Baystate Medical Center after sliding 80 feet down steep slope at Chapel Brook Reservation.

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Child welfare workers visited home days before death

Officials say state child welfare workers visited the Massachusetts foster home of a 2-year-old girl three days before her death, but did not disclose the reason for the visit or what was found.

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Easthampton Police Seeking Convenience Store Robber

Easthampton Police are asking the public's help in catching an armed robber who held up the F.L. Roberts Mobil Station on Northampton Street at gunpoint at around 11pm on Friday night.

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Springfield I-91 Speed Limits Reduced For Construction

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has ordered that speed limits on I-91 in Springfield be reduced from 50mph to 40 miles per hour beginning Tuesday.

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Hadley Planning Board to Discuss Five College Library Annex

The hearing is the continuation of a July discussion on the Five College Consortium's planned library annex set to be constructed on an empty parcel of land between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road.

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AG Healey remains strong backer of Planned Parenthood

A renewed focus on Planned Parenthood is highlighting Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's strong support of the group

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Cape Cod beaches close after great white shark attacks seal

Two Cape Cod beaches closed after visitors spotted a great white shark biting a seal and spitting it back out onto the beach

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Rosenberg Will Host September Pipeline Hearing

Senate President Stan Rosenberg will host a public comment session on the Kinder Morgan project September 10th at GCC

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15 To 20 Year Sentence for Springfield Man in Motor Vehicle Homicide

James Ainsworth was high on heroin when his SUV slammed into a motorcycle, killing Edward McGrath of Holyoke and his daughter Brittany

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Three South Hadley Alcohol Vendors Caught Selling To Minors

Two restaurants and a package store received the warnings this week from South Hadley Selectmen after they were caught selling to underage customers

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Deerfield Holds Pipeline Public Forum

The comments generated at the meeting will be added to Deerfield's report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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