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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

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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Union Station To House Sports Bar

The former Union Station in Northampton is on its way to becoming a sports bar

Karen Cadieux photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Cadieux Wins Easthampton Mayor Race, Tacy Out In Northampton

(Easthampton, MA) – For the first time ever, Easthampton will have a mayor other than Mike Tautznik. His right-hgand in the…

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Morse Wins ReElection In Holyoke

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse will be serving a second term

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.