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Ray Ellerbrook Dies

Former Northampton Rec Director and Look Park Manager Ray Ellerbrook passed away at his home in Florence Wednesday

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UMass Enrollment Hits Record Highs

The University of Massachusetts system says this fall’s enrollment across its five campuses will be a new record high

Hadley Man Sentenced For Child Sex Crimes

A Hadley man has been sentenced to at least 20 and up to 30 years in prison on child sex charges

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Walmart Cancels Holyoke Plans

Walmart has withdrawn its plans to build a SuperCenter in Holyoke.

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State MCAS Data Released

There’s good and bad news in the new statewide average MCAS scores just released.

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Wright To Build Again On Village Hill

Wright Builders will start work this fall on a new 28-unit development at Village Hill Northampton.

Herbert Glazier

Easthampton Ballot To Have Four Candidates For Mayor

85 year old Herbert Glazier became the fourth Easthampton mayoral candidate when he turned in his 100 signatures by yesterday’s deadline.

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Morse, Stanek Win Holyoke Primary

First-term incumbent Alex Morse will face off against businessman Jeffrey Stanek in November’s election for Mayor of Holyoke.

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Ward 6 Ballot Set In Northampton

(Northampton, MA) — The Ward 6 City Council race in Northampton will be between eight-term incumbent Marianne LaBarge and newcomer…

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Dual Service For Holyoke Crash Victims

Holyoke natives Brian Callahan and Moira Murphy will be laid to rest Friday after a dual Mass of Christian burial.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’

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Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

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If the Senate doesn't act, the laws authorizing the programs will expire June 1, and officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools.

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Islamic State continues its advance in Syria

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The success piles pressure on Damascus and Baghdad and throws doubt on a U.S. strategy of relying almost exclusively on air strikes to support the fight against ISIS.

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Cleanup of oil-covered California beach could take months

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Oil spilled from a pipeline rupture has closed two state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 22

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.