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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. ┬áPolice 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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Making headlines this week

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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

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A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.