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Former Probation Officer Gets Probation

The first person in Massachusetts to be convicted in the Probation Department scandal has been sentenced to two years federal probation

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Smith College Swears In New President

Kathleen McCartney has been inaugurated as the 11th president of Smith College

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Holyoke Parade Grand Marshall Chosen

81-year-old Roger Donoghue has been chosen as Grand Marshall of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Florence Man Charged After Crash

A Florence man is being arraigned on his second drunk driving charge after a crash in Northampton Saturday night

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Northampton Arts Trust Buys Building for Arts Space

The Northampton Community Arts Trust has closed on a 1.5 million dollar deal to buy the Universal Health and Fitness building on Hawley Street.

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UMass Cancels Outdoor Evening Activities Ban

The ban on evening outdoor activities at UMass is being lifted today

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Four Vie In Easthampton Mayoral Debate

Easthampton’s mayoral candidates have squared off in their second debate of the season

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Brattleboro Community Helping Fire Victims

Several organizations and businesses are pulling together to help the 17 people burned out of their apartment homes in Brattleboro

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Westfield State Names Interim President

Westfield State University has named Vice President of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Preston as interim president to stand in for embattled President Evan Dobelle

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Dobelle Placed On Paid Leave

Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of another investigation into his spending habits

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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