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Plans Filed For ‘The Retreat’

A developer has filed preliminary plans for a controversial student housing development in Amherst.


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


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


Northampton Eyes Pot Shop Zoning

Northampton is the latest city to consider zoning rules for medical marijuana


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


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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Greenfield Police Sergeant Takes Flak For Displaying Confederate Flag

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Chief Robert Haigh says the situation was brought to his attention by the parents of a 10-year-old African American neighbor of Dan McCarthy

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Amherst Holiday Weekend House Breaks Under Investigation


Residents on Goldenrod Circle, Northampton Road, and at the Southpoint Apartment on East Hadley Road all reported their homes were broken into

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Final UMass Gang Rape Defendant Pleads Guilty

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Caleb Womack of Enfield Connecticut entered a guilty plea just as jury selection was about to begin in his trial Monday

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West Side Woman Held In Fatal Stabbing


A West Springfield woman is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to stabbing her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend to death

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Adams man gets up to 12 years on child rape conviction


An Adams man convicted of raping a teenage girl has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison