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Embattled College President Resigns

Embattled Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has decided to retire

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Northampton Welcomes Pot Shops

Northampton is opening its arms to medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Northampton Man Wins Election Despite Moose Incident

A popular Northampton School Committee member has won re-election with a write-in campaign after failing to get his name on the ballot.

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Plans Filed For ‘The Retreat’

A developer has filed preliminary plans for a controversial student housing development in Amherst.

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Possible Indian Artifacts Stall Boathouse Project

Plans to build a community boathouse off Damon Road in Northampton are on hold pending the results of an archaeological survey of possible Native American artifacts

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Fallout From Farak Case Begins

Two convicted drug dealers will get new trials because of the actions of a former state chemist accused of stealing drug evidence from the crime lab at UMass Amherst

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Man Arrested In Turners Falls Standoff

Montague and State Police arrested Mark Holland, 63, of Turnpike Road, following a domestic incident

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Eric Suher May Lose Booze Licenses

The Northampton License Commission has told Eric Suher to open two drinking establishments, or sacrifice the liquor licenses he’s been holding onto

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Northampton Eyes Pot Shop Zoning

Northampton is the latest city to consider zoning rules for medical marijuana

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WMass Casino Plans In Limbo

With the defeat of Mohegan Sun in Palmer Tuesday, MGM Springfield seems to be the only casino proposal left standing in Western Mass

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Calls for peace at Kansas shooting memorial

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The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

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Obama budget plan would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits

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The Congressional Budget Office says the 2015 budget could boost tax revenues while slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion.

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Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

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New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

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Task Force Arrest Nets 100 Grams of Heroin

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Another 100 grams of heroin is off local streets following a drug trafficking arrest Wednesday in Athol

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Westboro Baptist Church Fizzles At UMass

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The Westboro Baptist Church didn't convert many people at UMass Wednesday