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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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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

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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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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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Hundreds Turn Out To Oppose Pipeline at FERC Hearing

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The hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts the clock on a 60-day environmental review of the project

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One Of Two Missing Northampton Peacocks Returns Home

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Owner Dee Boyle-Clapp says the female, named Lucrezia, was recovered over the weekend, but her mate, Bob, is still at large

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Lawmakers Back 2-day Sales Tax Holiday in August

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Legislators vote to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items Aug. 15-16.

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Lawmakers Move To Restore UMass Funds Vetoed By Baker

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Both chambers voted to restore $5 million cut by Baker from the original funding appropriation for the University of Massachusetts.