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Northampton Files For “Surrounding Community” Status

Northampton has petitioned the Mass Gaming Commission for designation as a “surrounding community” under the Massachusetts Gaming Act

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Diamond Ring Thief Sentenced

A man who stole a diamond ring from Hannoush Jewelers at the Hampshire Mall has pleaded guilty to larceny

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Money Distributed To Hadley Fire Victims

Owners of nine businesses destroyed by the Route Nine Hadley fire have received checks from the community.

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Judge OK’s Hells Angels Label

A judge has ruled that Berkshire triple-murder suspect Adam Lee Hall may be referred to as a “ranking member of the Hells Angels.”

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Backyard Chickens Die In Coop Fire

Four backyard chickens are dead after a fire at 24 Massasoit Street in Northampton

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Hamp To Host Ag Commissions

Northampton will host a region-wide agricultural forum Saturday.

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NHS Late Start Time On Hold

The late start time debate for Northampton High School has been rekindled

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Holyoke Considers Smoking Bans

The Holyoke City Council is considering a ban on smoking in city parks and outside municipal buildings

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Tautznik Lands Job With CET

Former Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik has a new job with the Center for Eco-Technology

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Rintala Murder Trial Begins

Opening arguments in the Cara Rintala murder trial are expected today in Hampshire Superior Court.

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Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

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The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

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Death toll in Washington state mudslides rises to 37

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The death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills continues to rise.

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White supremacist charged with Passover Eve killings

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Prosecutors are considering possible federal hate crimes charges against the suspect.

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Northampton PD Makes Promotions

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Two more Northampton Police officers have been promoted after the retirement of 36 year veteran Captain Joseph Koncas

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UMass Group Plans Counter-Protest to Support Gay Athlete

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Tomorrow's protest at UMass by a radical church group against a gay university basketball player will be met with peaceful resistance