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Gov Candidates Debate in Springfield

The five candidates seeking to become Massachusetts' next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts

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Gov Patrick appoints State Rep to Nuke Board

A local state representative has been tapped to represent the commonwealth on an advisory board overseeing the closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant

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Cooley Dickinson Nurse Picket Averted

There will be no job action today by registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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Cop Hand-Breaker Denies Charges

Twenty-one-year-old James Nikolai has denied breaking the hands of two Amherst police officers in separate incidents Saturday

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V-One Vodka Founder Buys Church

The founder of V-One Vodka has purchased a church building in Hadley

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UMass Heroin Victim Was Police Informant

A UMass student who overdosed on heroin last year was working as an informant for campus police

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Florence Man Dead in Williamsburg Crash

A Florence man is dead after a high-speed crash in Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Hiker Rescued From Skinner State Park

An injured hiker is recovering after being rescued at night from the mountainside at Skinner State Park

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Ct. River Cleaner Today

The Connecticut River and its tributaries are much tidier this morning after the weekend's annual source-to-sea cleanup

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Man Drives Car Through Whately Barn

A motorist managed to escape injury after driving his Subaru station wagon through a tobacco barn in Whately

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Yik Yak Keeps Police Busy

People are asking "what the heck is Yik Yak" after two incidents in Ludlow and Holyoke

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Northampton Handicapped Parking Fine Could Rise

Parking illegally in a handicapped spot in Northampton could soon become more expensive

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Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

The Northwestern District Attorney's office is hosting a prescription drug take-back day tomorrow.

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Baker and Coakley Statistically Tied

A new poll shows Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley statistically tied in the governor's race.

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Oppenheim Denied New Trial

Convicted Easthampton child rapist David Fried Oppenheim has been denied a new trial

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Man Indicted In Library Fire; Whole Foods Assaults

Eric Bertrand has been indicted for setting a fire at Forbes Library in Northampton and for assaulting shoppers at the Whole Foods in Hadley

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Northampton Liquor License Lottery Coming Up

The Northampton License Commission has interviewed seven downtown restaurant owners competing for a rare, available liquor license

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Greenfield Train Derailment Investigated

No injuries were reported in a train derailment in Greenfield early Wednesday morning

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Patriotic Crosswalk Idea Dropped

The idea of painting a patriotic crosswalk in downtown Northampton has been dropped

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Few Details On Rt. 32 Incident in Ware

The Northwestern DA isn't saying much about an incident on Route 32 in Ware

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McCartney debuts Wings song featuring Led Zep drummer

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George Harrison’s childhood home sells for $249K

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A Beatles fan from London is now the owner of the guitarist's former home, where he rehearsed with his bandmates before they found fame.