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Amherst Board Urges Changes To Retreat Housing Plan

Amherst’s Planning Board is recommending changes to the proposed student housing project known as The Retreat.

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UMass To Up Dorm Security

UMass Amherst has announced plans to invest two-million-dollars in dorm security.

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Fired CDH Nurse Accepts Plea Deal

A fired nurse at Cooley Dickinson has accepted a plea deal.

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State Releases 65-Million For Western Mass

Governor Patrick has released 65-million for capital projects in Western Mass

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Northampton Council Approves Casino Impact Study

Northampton’s city council is approving 22-thousand dollars for a study to look at the community impact of a casino in Springfield

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Warren: No Interest In President’s Job

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she has no intention of running for president in 2016

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Tully’s And Elevens Hit With Suspension

Two connected nightclubs in Northampton will be forced to close for two days after violating the terms of their entertainment license.

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Ludlow Inks Deal With MGM

Ludlow is the first Western Mass community to sign a mitigation agreement with MGM-Springfield

Narkewicz Seeks Agreement With MGM

Mayor David Narkewicz wants the state to acknowledge that Northampton could suffer if a casino is built in Springfield

HOT CHOCOLATE RUN

Hot Chocolate Run On Sunday

Fifty-five-hundred people are signed up to run in Sunday’s Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passage.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.