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Dobelle Sues Trustees, Commissioner, Auditor

Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was suspended from his job without due process.

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Man Assaulted At Walter Salve House

A homeless woman has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a stranger at Northampton’s Walter Salvo House

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UMass Student Charged With Aggravated Rape

A UMass student has been arraigned on forcible rape charges

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Summit House Porch Almost Done

The Summit House at Skinner State Park could open again as soon as next week.

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Cancer Connection Opens Thrift Shop

The Cancer Connection is opening a thrift store in Northampton to support its work

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Smith Voc Trustees Candidates Oppose Merger

All five candidates for Smith Voc Trustees have come out against making the regional school part of the Northampton public schools

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Florence Man Charged with Attacking Teen

An 18-year-old Florence man allegedly attacked a boy Tuesday afternoon on Locust Street across from Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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Manhan River Bridge Opens Thursay

(Easthampton, MA) — The brand-new Manhan Bridge on Route 10 in Easthampton will open this afternoon at 3:30, five months…

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Convicted Drug Defendants Seek New Trials

Lawyers for 15 convicted drug defendants in Western Mass are seeking new trials for their clients because their evidence was handled by indicted state chemist Sonja Farak

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Kulik Seeks Payback For Dairy Farmers

Certain dairy farmers in Massachusetts will be getting checks for ten to twenty-thousand dollars if State Rep Stephen Kulik gets his way.

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The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

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The Congressional Budget Office says the 2015 budget could boost tax revenues while slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion.

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Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

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New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

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Task Force Arrest Nets 100 Grams of Heroin

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Another 100 grams of heroin is off local streets following a drug trafficking arrest Wednesday in Athol

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Westboro Baptist Church Fizzles At UMass

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The Westboro Baptist Church didn't convert many people at UMass Wednesday