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Funnel Cloud In Springfield Sunday

The National Weather Service has confirmed the sighting of a funnel cloud in Springfield Sunday afternoon

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Pro-Gaza, Pro-Israel Protests In Northampton

A silent protest march in Northampton Friday expressed solidarity with Gaza and condemned the Israeli military campaign

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Rep. Neal Against Housing Kids at Westover

Congressman Richie Neal is against using Westover Air Reserve Base temporary housing for a thousand child refugees

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Hadley Farm Stand Thieves Busted

Hadley police have arrested two men for stealing a cash box from a farm stand

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Belchertown State School property to be assisted living complex

Close to $4 million dollars in state money is being made available to clean up the former Belchertown State School property.

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Road closing during construction project

Damon Road will be closed to through traffic for much of the weekend because of a railroad crossing construction project.

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Synagogue receives anonymous donation

A local synagogue is $10-thousand dollars richer today.

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Fire chief steps down after dispute

A dispute with the Board of Selectmen has triggered the resignation of Rowe's long-time fire chief.

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Route 202 closing due to accident

Police say a man experiencing a medical condition may have triggered the crash which forced the closure of Route 202.

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State lottery exceeds fiscal expectations

It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.

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Shark Finning banned in Massachusetts

The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.

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Man pleads not-guilty to relationship with underage girl

A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

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Detox center to open

A new in-patient detox center is in the works for Franklin County.

photo by Bob Dunn - courtesy of the Gazette

Funeral home hit with another lawsuit

A third lawsuit has been filed in connection with the alleged mishandling of remains at a now-closed South Hadley Funeral home.

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Camera belonging to photojournalist stolen from car

Police are investigating the theft of a camera belonging to a former foreign war correspondent.

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House destroyed by fire in Northampton

A massive overnight fire has destroyed a large luxury home.

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Demolition on historic barn delayed

A historic barn will remain standing for at least a little while longer.

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Selectman pushes for saftey measures on bridge

The chairman of the Gill Board of Selectmen is calling for a push for greater safety measures along the French King Bridge.

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Town considering options for Lunt Field

Officials are developing a future re-use plan for the Lunt Field complex off Kenwood Street.

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Cancer Center receives more money

A new Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Center is two hundred thousand dollars closer to becoming a reality.

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Foo Fighters spoof ‘Carrie’ for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters put the most creative spin on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yet! We'll never see "Carrie" the same way again.

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Bush needs fans to help fund new album

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Gavin Rossdale and his bandmates have launched a campaign to fund the new album on PledgeMusic.

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‘Breaking Bad’ stars re-team for hilarious Emmy promo

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WATCH: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunited for "Barely Legal Pawn," to promote the upcoming Emmy Awards.

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Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

For author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: The worst mall commercial ever

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We apologize in advance for getting "Boots and pants, and boots and pants!" stuck in your head.