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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.


State Releases 65-Million For Western Mass

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


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


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.


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 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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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Climate Change Awareness Rallies Held In Amherst And Northampton


Members of "Climate Action Now" organized the Sunday night rallies in advance of United Nations climate change talks, which begin today in Paris.

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Girl Hurt In Fall From Holyoke Highway Overpass

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Holyoke Police say they were chasing the girl, who was a shoplifting suspect from a nearby CVS store, when she fell from the overpass onto train tracks below.

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West Springfield Woman Fatally Stabbed Following An Argument

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Thirty-one year-old Christen Longley pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Woman Found Dead in South Hadley River Not Yet Identified


The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the body was found near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, connecting South Hadley and neighboring Holyoke.