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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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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.