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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

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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

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Man Dies In Greenfield Crash

A man is dead after a weekend crash in Greenfield.

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Hells Angels Triple Murder Case Begins

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

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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.

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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

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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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

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The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

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Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

15 hours ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

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In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

15 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

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U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.