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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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Rosenberg Pushes For Natural Gas Moratorium Removal

Rosenberg has written to the company, demanding that it lift the moratorium because of its impact on the local economy

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Williamsburg Metalworks Owner Ordered To Cease Operations

Chris Duval has been issued a cease-and-desist order by the town of Williamsburg, which is denying his CRV Metalworks a special permit

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Bike Thefts Investigated in Amherst

Police say many of the ten bikes stolen had been left unchained

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Ware FD Gets A Piece Of World Trade Center Wreckage

A piece of metal from the building was delivered to the town's Fire Department

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Hatfield man pleads guilty to crash that killed friend

A Hatfield man who crashed his car, killing one of his best friends, has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail

Western Mass Case Workers Mourn Murdered Vermont Colleague

Massachusetts social workers say the case of a slain Vermont DCF worker highlights the dangers they face every day

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Southampton Police Search For Motorbike Robber

Three motocross dirt bikes were stolen from the County Road area and were seen heading toward Westfield

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Franklin County United Way Director Resigns

Linda Stacy has submitted her resignation to the Board of Directors after a 20 year stint

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Connecticut Man Accused Of Stealing Lottery Ticket From Northampton Niece

The head of a Connecticut police commission is arrested in Florida for trying to cash in a winning lottery ticket stolen in Northampton

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Water Ban In Place In Northampton

The ban means no lawn watering or car washing between the hours of 9 and 5

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Third UMass Gang Rape Trial Set To Begin

Opening arguments in the trial of Adam Liccardi of Pittsfield will begin August 24th in Hampshire Superior Court

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Paramedic Ambulance Service Restored in Southampton

Paramedic services suspended after a May inspection are back in place

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Driver In Fatal Northampton Crash Was City Worker

Northampton resident and city worker Michael Sims of Northampton was at the wheel of a car which collided with a pickup truck Sunday morning

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Westfield Man Charged With Eighth OUI Offense

Police say Wanat was found driving an unregistered car with no license plates, and failed field sobriety tests

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UMass Receives Grant for Transfer Engineering Students

The grant intends to help increase the success of low-income, academically strong students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math

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