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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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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.