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DPH Prunes Pot-Grower List

The Department of Public Health has made progress cutting down the list of potential medical marijuana growers in Massachusetts

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Hundreds Turn Out for Ellerbrook Tribute

The life of Ray Ellerbrook was celebrated by those who knew and loved him yesterday at the Athletic Fields in Northampton named in his honor.

Narkewicz Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign in Northampton

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz is running unopposed for a second term.

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Humason Kicks Off Senate Campaign

Republican State Rep Don Humason has kicked off his campaign for State Senate, saying his top priority would be economic development and jobs

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HCC Open After Threat Shutdown

Things are back to normal at Holyoke Community College after yesterday’s shutdown.

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Connecticut River Getting Cleaner

Environmentalists are celebrating 20 years of cleaning up the Connecticut River.


All classes at Holyoke Community College have been canceled Monday because of a threatening note found on campus this morning.


Surrounding Towns Talk Casino Impacts

Leaders from five surrounding cities and towns are talking with Springfield about the impacts of a proposed casino


Green Field’s Market Needs New Home

Green Field’s Market in Greenfield has outgrown its space and is looking for a new place to call home.


Daley and Halligan Story Staged As Opera

(Northampton) – The story of Daley and Halligan, two itinerant Irish laborers hanged in Northampton for a crime they didn’t…

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Making headlines this week


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

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Roundabout Proposed for Northampton Coolidge Bridge


A traffic configuration change is coming to a busy Northampton intersection by 2018, according to state officials. A series of proposed upgrades to Route 9 calls for construction of a roundabout intersection at the Northampton side to the Coolidge Bridge.

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Longer Days A Possibility for Holyoke Schools

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Lengthening of the school day is part of a plan proposed by state officials in their three-year "turnaround" plan for Holyoke's schools, elements of which will be phased in beginning as early as next school year.

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Greenfield Wood Stove Regulation Debate Gets Fiery

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At a town council subcommittee informational forum on the issue earlier this week, one councilor suggested that the town should consider an ordinance imposing minimum air quality standards on home wood burning devices.

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Packard’s Owner Condemns City Council Support for Hotel Unionization

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

At last night's Council meeting, the owner of Packard's directly addressed City Council President Bill Dwight and Ward 3 Councilor Ryan O'Donnell condemning their choice to march with hotel workers to deliver a message of an intent to unionize, to Hotel Northampton owner Mansour Ghalibaf.