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

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to eliminate term limits for state House speakers

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving

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The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass Braces For Superbowl Riots

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UMass has banned all guests from dorm rooms starting at noon Sunday and will be closely monitoring social media sites.

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.