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Primary Today For State Senate Seat

It’s primary election day in the 2nd Hampden-and-Hampshire State Senate district

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Safe Lifted From Goodwill Store

A safe weighing 200 pounds has been stolen from the Goodwill store in Northampton

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Guerra Explains Mama Iguana Decision

Claudio Guerra says he’s closing Mama Iguana’s in Springfield because the Mexican restaurant concept doesn’t work in that space

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Fuel Aid And Childcare Hit By Shutdown

The future is uncertain for more than 500 children using Headstart and childcare programs in the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin regions

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Dobelle Files Spending Report, Releases Video

Westfield State President Evan Dobelle has fired back against his critics with a video and has issued a 20 page accounting of his travel expenditures and credit card use

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“Molly” Makes It To Northampton

The dangerous club drug known as Molly has made its way to the Pioneer Valley

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Fallout From WMass Lab Scandal Begins

Western Mass may be seeing the fallout of its own state drug lab scandal.

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Noho Presses Reset On Roundhouse Lot

Northampton is pressing the reset button in its talks about a prominent downtown parcel owned by the city

Sunderland Driver Sentenced To Prison

A Sunderland woman has been sentenced to 5-to-7 years in prison for her role in a 2012 crash that killed a motorcyclist in Hadley

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Anti-Walmart Activists Seek Zone Change

In the wake of a divisive Walmart controversy, activists are seeking a zoning change in Holyoke

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Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

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Lawmakers are calling for calm and a change in police tactics as the St. Louis suburb continues to be rocked by racially charged clashes.

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

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Google is considering online accounts for children under 13, giving parents control over how the service is used.

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Mill And Connecticut Rivers High In Bacteria

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Swimmers and boaters are advised to stay out of the Mill River and the Connecticut River until E. Coli levels subside.

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Northampton Pot Shop CEO Steps Down

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The CEO of a proposed Northampton medical marijuana outfit is stepping down amidst accusations he lied on his resume.

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SJC: Child Porn Convict Can Keep Pension

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The state’s highest court has ruled that a former Amherst High School teacher can keep his state pension despite a child pornography conviction.