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Needle Clean-Up Set in Holyoke

Volunteers with Tapestry Health will comb the city picking up hypodermic needles on Saturday.

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Protesters Call Police ‘Pigs’ & ‘Racists’

Springfield and state police made 15 arrests after protesters blocked a busy intersection.

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Greenfield H.S. to get 8 Lane Track, Not Turf Field

The new Greenfield High School WILL be getting an eight-lane track--but it will NOT be getting a turf field at the rear of the school.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Westhampton

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Westhampton.


Man Jailed After Violent Domestic Assault

An Easthampton man is held without bail after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend last week.

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Amherst Gears Up For Extravaganja

Amherst is gearing up for the annual Extravaganja festival on the town common Saturday.


DPU Rescinds ‘Retroactive Recalculation’ Rule

The Department of Public Utilities has rescinded a rule that hit people with huge surcharges for switching electric companies.

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Vermont Yankee Hearing in Greenfield

Western Mass. residents have a chance tonight (Tuesday night) to ask some questions of an oversight committee overseeing the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant.

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Narkewicz Changes Course On Water And Sewer Rates

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has backed off from an attempt to raise water and sewer rates.


Church bells to mark 2 years since Boston Marathon bombings

Bostonians will mark the second anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with a citywide moment of silence.

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Holyoke Fluoridation Issue Still On Table

The Holyoke Board of Health continues to consider a demand to stop fluoridating the city’s water.


Car Jumps Curb in Amherst; Hurts Two

Two women are hospitalized after a car jumped a granite curb in Amherst and pinned them against a large cedar planter.

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100 Firefighters Put out Paper Mill Blaze

Firefighters from 17 departments spent most of Sunday battling an outdoor fire at the Erving Paper Mill.

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Greenfield Close to Hiring Assistant Superintendent

The Greenfield School Department is close to getting its first assistant superintendent for curriculum in close to 20 years

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Northampton School Budget OKd By Committee

The Northampton School Committee approved a 30.7-million-dollar budget which does not include a late start time provision for the High School.

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Body of Missing Amherst Man Found

Police have identified the body of a man pulled from the Bear Hole area of the Ashley Reservoir last night as that of a missing Amherst man.

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Union Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Holyoke Chief

The Holyoke patrol union has issued a vote of no confidence in Police Chief James Neiswanger.


Class Action Settlement At Women’s Jail

Former inmates of the Chicopee Women’s Jail have reached a class action settlement against the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.

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Noho MMJ Co. Gets License To Grow Pot

New England Treatment Access gets the OK to grow medical marijuana in Franklin to sell at its Northampton dispensary.


Baker Administration Reforms MMJ Licensing

The Mass Department of Public Health is streamlining the process for licensing medical marijuana facilities.

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