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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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Historic Northampton Director Retires

Historic Northampton Director Kerry Buckley has announced his retirement. He’s been head of the museum on Bridge Road for nearly two decades.

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Szostkiewicz: Morse Takes Too Much Credit

The gloves are coming off in the Holyoke mayor’s race.

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

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More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.

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Man Jailed For Columbine-Style Threat Against Frontier

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A 19-year-old Sunderland man is behind bars after threatening to commit a mass shooting at Frontier Regional School