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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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Teen stowaway spent hours undetected at California airport

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A boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet is resting in a hospital.

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Smith Students to Rally for Transgender Admission Rights

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Smith College students will rally this week to call for a change in the way the college deals with transgender applicants

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Chinese Students In UMass Rape Trial

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A UMass rape trial is underway in Hampshire Superior Court involving two Chinese students

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Federal Judge Hears Strip Search Case

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A federal judge has heard arguments in a class-action lawsuit brought by current and past inmates at the women's jail in Chicopee.

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Hotel Northampton Owner Wins Award

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The owner of the Hotel Northampton has won this year's Faces of Diversity American Dream Award