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Fort Hill Brewery Up And Running

The Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton is up and running, two years after breaking ground.

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Gus Morales Still Holyoke Teacher Union Prez

Fired Holyoke teacher Gus Morales says he's still president of the teacher's union, even though he no longer has a job.

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Florence Motorcyclist Severely Injured

A motorcyclist from Florence remains in fair condition after a crash on Ryan Road.

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Open Meeting Complaint Filed in Amherst

An Amherst man has filed a complaint with the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, claiming the board violated the state's open meeting law.

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One Dead in Double Holyoke Shootings

Two people were shot overnight in Holyoke, and one of them has died.

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Pipeline Planners Won’t Avoid Conservation Land

Kinder Morgan says it has no plans to avoid state conservation land if it's allowed to lay a natural gas pipeline across the state's northern tier.

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Noho BID Lawsuit Finally Getting Heard

A long-anticipated civil lawsuit is being heard in Hampshire Superior Court this week.

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Valuable Instrument Stolen in Amherst

A valuable violin has been stolen from an Amherst home.

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Springfield Cops Endorse Vottero For DA

Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney.

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World Eye Bookshop In Florence To Close

The World Eye Bookshop in Florence is closing on Saturday.

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Swan Calls For Two-City Police Commission

The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.

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Northampton Housing Authority Director Retiring

Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.

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Exit 18 On-Ramp To Stay Closed For Now

It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.

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Dozens Indicted In Insurance Scam

The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.

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State To Purchase Rail Line

The state is planning to purchase nearly 50 miles of railroad track between Northfield and Springfield.

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Land Court Reverses Biomass Decision

The Massachusetts Land Court has reinstated a building permit for a proposed East Springfield biomass plant.

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UMass Mourns Loss Of James Foley

UMass Amherst is mourning the loss of foreign correspondent James Foley.

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Racial Tensions Addressed in Amherst

School officials in Amherst are hopeful this school year will see a reduced level of racial tensions.

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Friendly’s In Noho Closed

Friendly's Restaurant on King Street in Northampton has closed its doors for good.

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USDA Officials Tour Western Mass Farms

Federal officials are touring Western Mass farms and agriculture-related businesses.

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Foo Fighters play with their own cover band

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