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Lawyer Bows Out Of Easthampton Murder Case

Judge Bertha Josephson has allowed public defender Paul Rudof to withdraw from the Ryan Welch murder case.

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Rail Trail Bridge To Close Down

he DCR will close the Norwottuck Rail Trail bridge over the Connecticut River beginning September 23rd.


Easthampton Democrat Elected Party Treasurer

Easthampton lawyer Nicole LaChapelle has been elected treasurer of the Democratic State Committee.

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“Gazette” Wins Top Honor

The “Daily Hampshire Gazette” has been named Newspaper Of The Year by a leading trade group.

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Harvard Study Suggests Mammograms Before Age 50

A new mammogram study could raise more questions about when women should start getting breast cancer screening.


McGovern to Obama: Withdraw Syria Request

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern is urging President Obama to withdraw his request for Congress to authorize an attack on Syria.

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UMass Student Death Not Suspicious

Police say the death of a UMass student over the weekend is not suspicious.

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Easthampton Drug Forfeiture Money Buys ATV

The Easthampton Police Department has used drug forfeiture money to buy an all-terrain mini-cruiser.


West Springfield Votes on Hard Rock Tuesday

West Springfield voters head to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on Hard Rock’s proposal to build a casino on the campus of the Big E.


Six Flags Postpones Concert Over Drug Concerns

An Electronic music event scheduled to be held at Six Flags New England September 28th has been postponed to possibly next year.

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Climate Change Awareness Rallies Held In Amherst And Northampton


Members of "Climate Action Now" organized the Sunday night rallies in advance of United Nations climate change talks, which begin today in Paris.

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Girl Hurt In Fall From Holyoke Highway Overpass

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Holyoke Police say they were chasing the girl, who was a shoplifting suspect from a nearby CVS store, when she fell from the overpass onto train tracks below.

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West Springfield Woman Fatally Stabbed Following An Argument

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Thirty-one year-old Christen Longley pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Woman Found Dead in South Hadley River Not Yet Identified


The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the body was found near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, connecting South Hadley and neighboring Holyoke.