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Belchertown Teen Dies In Crash

The person killed in a single car crash in Granby Friday night has been identified as 17-year-old Nathan Curran of Belchertown

Man Nabbed After Threatening Police

A Hatfield man is in custody after threatening a police officer with a gun.

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Massive Fire Burns Chicopee Barn

A former coal barn in downtown Chicopee has been destroyed in a massive fire

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Greenfield Embarks on Superintendent Search

The Greenfield School Committee is about to embark on a search for a new superintendent–a process which will, by no means, be an easy one

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Palmer Casino Recount On Tap

Supporters of a casino in Palmer have collected enough signatures to qualify for a recount.

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Hamp Hosts Forum On Hunting Plan

Northampton is considering a plan that would allow hunting on city-owned conservation land

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DEP Targets Old Northampton Honda Dealership

The owner of the old Honda dealership on King Street in Northampton has been fined for waste site cleanup violations

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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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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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Hundreds Turn Out To Oppose Pipeline at FERC Hearing

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The hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts the clock on a 60-day environmental review of the project

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One Of Two Missing Northampton Peacocks Returns Home

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Owner Dee Boyle-Clapp says the female, named Lucrezia, was recovered over the weekend, but her mate, Bob, is still at large

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Lawmakers Back 2-day Sales Tax Holiday in August

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Legislators vote to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items Aug. 15-16.

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Lawmakers Move To Restore UMass Funds Vetoed By Baker

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Both chambers voted to restore $5 million cut by Baker from the original funding appropriation for the University of Massachusetts.