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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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New Details of Misconduct From State Chemist

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A former state chemist says she was under the influence of drugs for most of her time working in an Amherst drug lab.

15 hours ago in Local

Portland Pirates Hockey Coming to Springfield

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Reports out of Maine indicate that the Portland Pirates of the AHL will relocate to Springfield, replacing the Falcons, which are moving to a new facility in Tucson next season.

15 hours ago in Local

Springfield Water Main Break Knocks Out Power

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It happened at around 1:30 yesterday, creating a massive sinkhole on Main Street and knocking out electricity.

16 hours ago in Local

Northampton Council To Consider Prohibiting Water Privatization

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The council will consider a resolution mandating that the city’s water supply never fall into private hands as it did in Flint Michigan, which eventually led to a contamination of that system.

16 hours ago in Local

Rollover in Southampton Hurts Teen

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The rollover was the culmination of a chase which began in Northampton. An 18-year-old girl riding in the car suffered serious injuries in that accident.