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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.

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Hamp Sergeants Dispute Patrolmen’s Letter

The Northampton Police Sergeant’s Union is disputing allegations by the patrolmen’s union that they turned a blind eye to improprieties within the department

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Springfield Dem Poised For Top Slot

A Western Mass political operative in his twenties is set to become the next executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party

Lance Gouvan photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Homeless Man Wants To Clear His Name

The Northampton homeless man who was falsely accused of attempted murder by a nine-year-old girl is trying to redeem his name

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.