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The Return of Rail

(South Deerfield) – Some railway improvements are on the way to South Deerfield. State officials say that plans are underway…

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Rep. McGovern Takes ‘Monte’s March’ to DC

(Northampton, MA) – U.S. Representative from the 2nd Congressional District, Jim McGovern took the plight of the hungry and the…

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Flags Returned in Northampton

(Northampton, MA) – A 9-11 conspiracy theorist has returned four stolen American flags to Northampton police.  Police responded to Look…

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Dobelle Wants Westfield To Pay

(Westfield, MA) – Retired Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle says he wants the university to cover his legal expenses…

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Homeless and in Hotels in Greenfield

(Greenfield, MA) – An influx of homeless families in the town of Greenfield will be the focus of a public…

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FDA Threatens Valley Farms

(Pioneer Valley, MA) – Local farmers continue to rail against the FDA’s proposal to modernize food safety rules in this…

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South County EMS Moves Forward

(Deerfield, MA) – Planning continues for the new South County Emergency Medical Service. A transition group consisting of emergency personnel…

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Veteran Killed in Crash Was Easthampton’s Veteran of The Year

(Easthampton, MA) – The man killed last week when his motorcycle was sideswiped by a bear was days away from…

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Veterans Honored At State House

Massachusetts veterans have been honored with a ceremony at the State House.

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Cinda Jones Woos Atkins Market

WD Cowls owner Cinda Jones hopes to lure Atkins Farms Country Market to a new building in North Amherst.

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4 hours ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

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President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

4 hours ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

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Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

6 hours ago in Local

Federal Energy Regulators Urged to Officially Dismiss Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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The “Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast” has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to dismiss the application “with prejudice,” which means it could not be brought back for a period of time.

6 hours ago in Local

Preservation Efforts Stall in Northfield

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Seller Northfield Mount Hermon School dropped out of the deal over the weekend.

6 hours ago in Local

Northampton Appoints First Female Public Works Director

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Mayor David Narkewicz has appointed Donna LaScaleia to the post. She is the former director of Green Mountain Energy in Vermont.