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State Says Springfield MGM Site Is Contaminated

Documents filed with the state DEP indicate that nine parcels of the proposed MGM casino site are contaminated

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Motorcyclist Injured In Northampton Crash

A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash which closed part of King Street in Northampton Thursday

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Man Arraigned For Animal Cruelty in Ehamp House Break

A Springfield man is arraigned on animal cruelty charges for allegedly killing a family dog during an Easthampton house break

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Green River Festival Returns This Weekend

One of the biggest parties of the summer gets underway tonight at Greenfield Community College

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Amherst Teacher Drops Discrimination Suit

Carolyn Gardner has dismissed a Mass. Commission Against Discrimination lawsuit filed against the Amherst-Pelham School District

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UMass Rape Defendants Lawyer Request Venue Change

Lawyers for the two remaining defendants in a UMass gang rape case want their client's trials moved out of Western Mass

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Northampton Developing Plans To Deal With Climate Change Fallout

Northampton officials are getting ready to deal with the potential fallout from global climate change

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Former Chicopee Strip Club Owner Sent To Federal Prison

A former Chicopee strip club owner will spend the next eight months in federal prison for tax evasion

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Springfield Man Found Carrying A Gun In A Diaper Bag

Two Springfield men have been arrested after police discovered a loaded handgun in a baby's diaper bag

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Westfield Schools Facing Teacher Layoffs

Major personnel cuts may be headed to the Westfield school system

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Two Charged In Easthampton Car Breaks

Chow Mein and spare change were among the items taken in a series of car breaks which ended in the arrests of two local men

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Holyoke Schools Receiver Formulating Takeover Plans

The new temporary head of the Holyoke Public Schools is formulating his "comeback plan" for that district

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Greenfield’s Mayor Talks Muni Tech At Harvard

Mayor Bill Martin will address over 800 municipal leaders on the town's ongoing effort to become a "Gigabit City."

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Body Discovered In Ware Park

Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in Grenville Park in Ware

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Cosby’s drugs-sex admission could help women’s suit

Lawyers for women suing Bill Cosby for defamation say his admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he pursued for sex could bolster their claims

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DA Says Rogue Chemist May Have Jeopardized “Thousands” Of Cases

As many as 2,000 criminal cases may be impacted by a former state chemist’s decision to tamper with drug samples

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Alleged Springfield Drug Traffickers Busted In The Berkshires

Three Springfield men have been arrested in connection with what police say is a major Berkshire County drug trafficking operation

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Southampton Public Safety Debt Exclusion Set For Thursday

Southampton voters head the polls later this week to once again vote on a new public safety complex

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Easthampton Power Shutoff Expected Tues Night

Some Easthampton residents will be without power for part of tonight

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Greenfield School Committee Member Dies

Jeff Cominitz passed away last Thursday. He had been treated at the Baystate oncology unit.

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