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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.

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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Northampton Lumberyard Eyed For Affordable Housing

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

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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

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Body Of Chicopee Man Found

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

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.