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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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Northampton Water Restrictions In Effect

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Northampton officials have placed a daytime ban on “nonessential” outdoor water use, citing low water levels in the Mill River

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Healy Declines To Investigate Holyoke Mayor

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AG Maura Healy declines to investigate a secret separation agreement between Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and former City Solicitor Heather Eagan

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Holyoke Bridge Shooter Sentenced

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A Holyoke man who allegedly tried to commit suicide by cop will spend three years in prison

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Kocot: Public Records Law Due For Update

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State Rep Peter Kocot is leading a move to update Massachusetts public records law

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Florence Bank Gives 50K To Valley CDC

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The Florence Savings Bank has donated 50-thousand to the Valley Community Development Corporation.