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Deerfield Cracks Down On Pig Farmers

Selectmen in the town of Deerfield are cracking down on pig farmers.

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Terrific Apple Season Underway

Western Massachusetts apple growers say this year’s crop is excellent.

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Dobelle And Trustees Summoned To Boston

Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle and his board of trustees have been summoned to Boston to meet with members of the Patrick administration

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Legal Action Eyed In Jump Rope Case

The homeless man falsely accused of trying to hang a nine-year-old girl from a tree in Northampton is considering legal action against the Northwestern DA’s Office.

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Illegal Alien Faces Child Rape Charges

A former Amherst man is held on 100-thousand-dollars bail after denying that he drugged and raped a teenage girl 13 years ago.

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Another Hollywood Movie Being Filmed in Western Mass

Hollywood is coming back to Western Mass–and this time, you might be able to be a part of it.

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Amherst Man Charged With Two Northampton Armed Robberies

Northampton police have arrested a 26-year-old Amherst man in connection with back-to-back armed robberies of two convenience stores overnight.

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Woman Sentenced For Defrauding MassHealth

A Holyoke woman has been sentenced in federal court for defrauding MassHealth

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Homeless Man Free In Cutchins Assault Case

All charges will be dropped against a homeless man accused of tying a nine-year-old girl to a tree off Pomeroy Terrace in Northampton.

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UMass Cancels Party Fearing ‘Molly’

UMass Amherst has canceled an electronic dance party because of concerns over the deadly party drug known as “Molly.”

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Teen stowaway spent hours undetected at California airport

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A boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet is resting in a hospital.

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Smith Students to Rally for Transgender Admission Rights

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Smith College students will rally this week to call for a change in the way the college deals with transgender applicants

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Chinese Students In UMass Rape Trial

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A UMass rape trial is underway in Hampshire Superior Court involving two Chinese students

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Federal Judge Hears Strip Search Case

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A federal judge has heard arguments in a class-action lawsuit brought by current and past inmates at the women's jail in Chicopee.

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Hotel Northampton Owner Wins Award

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The owner of the Hotel Northampton has won this year's Faces of Diversity American Dream Award