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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

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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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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.