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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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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Found Guilty

Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Adam Liccardi

A Hampshire Superior Court jury deliberated for 12 hours before yesterday afternoon finding Adam Liccadi guilty on three of four counts of aggravated rape.

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West Springfield Police Probe Launched After Prisoner Escapes

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Jose Rubet of Springfield was arrested August 22 after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase into Agawam. He was arrested and taken to lockup, where he later produced a knife which he waved at officers before escaping through an emergency exit.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Hotel Northampton Workers Plan To Unionize

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Around 50 Hotel Northampton workers marched through downtown Tuesday night to announce their intention to bargain collectively. The group attempted to present their union petition to hotel owner Mansour Ghalibaf, who refused to come out of his office to accept it.