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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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Making headlines this week

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

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.