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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…


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. ┬áPolice responded to Look…


Dobelle Wants Westfield To Pay

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


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.


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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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

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McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.