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Holyoke Inks Deal With MGM

MGM-Springfield has granted the city of Holyoke “Surrounding Community” status under the Massachusetts gaming law


UMass Introduces New Football Coach

UMass will introduce Mark Whipple as its new football coach on Thursday

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Greenfield To Consider Police Taser Use

The use of Tasers by the Greenfield Police Department will be the focus of a meeting tonight of the town’s Human Rights Commission.

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AFSC Seeks Access To Smith Voke

The American Friends Service Committee is pushing for the right to distribute anti-military literature to students at Smith Voke


Man Dies In Greenfield Crash

A man is dead after a weekend crash in Greenfield.


Hells Angels Triple Murder Case Begins

Opening statements will be heard today for a defendant in the Hells Angels triple murder case


NAACP To Sarno: Widen Search For Police Chief

The Springfield NAACP is asking Mayor Domenic Sarno to conduct a nationwide search for the city’s next police commissioner.


Northampton Files For “Surrounding Community” Status

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

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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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.

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Just call him a V.I.T.


The VIP birds have arrived at the White House to get the annual presidential pardon.