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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


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.

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


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


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


Northampton Lumberyard Eyed For Affordable Housing

The former Northampton Lumber yard might be developed as 60 units of affordable housing


Dakin: Abused Poodle Improving

The condition of a small poodle-mix found wrapped in a trash bag at a Springfield demolition site has improved considerably


Body Of Chicopee Man Found

The body of a Chicopee man has been found by hikers in the Adirondacks

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Climate Change Awareness Rallies Held In Amherst And Northampton


Members of "Climate Action Now" organized the Sunday night rallies in advance of United Nations climate change talks, which begin today in Paris.

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Girl Hurt In Fall From Holyoke Highway Overpass

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Holyoke Police say they were chasing the girl, who was a shoplifting suspect from a nearby CVS store, when she fell from the overpass onto train tracks below.

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West Springfield Woman Fatally Stabbed Following An Argument

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Thirty-one year-old Christen Longley pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Woman Found Dead in South Hadley River Not Yet Identified


The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the body was found near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, connecting South Hadley and neighboring Holyoke.