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Gun Buyback Day Planned for Hampshire and Franklin Counties

Police in Hampshire and Franklin counties are sponsoring a gun buyback day.

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Yankee Candle Company Sold

Yankee Candle has been sold. The consumer company Jarden is buying the South Deerfield based candle company for $1.75 billion.

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Amherst Will Not Consider Flying Flags on 9-11

The Amherst Select Board will not set up a special meeting to consider a request by resident Larry Kelly to fly commemorative US flags on September 11th this year.

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UMass Chancellor Promotes Partnership With Area Towns

Promoting economic development is one way UMass is looking to partner with Amherst and other towns in the region.

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Northampton RoundUp Controversy Continues

Athletic fields under construction in Florence got a one-time hit of RoundUp Tuesday. But protesters aren’t happy about it.

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Patrick Rings Bells For Dr. King

For Governor Patrick, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has personal meaning.

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Mass Delegation Urges Caution On Syria

The Bay State’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to proceed with caution in Syria.

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Vermont Yankee To Close, Anti Nuke Activists Rejoice

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is closing down for good. The nuke’s parent company made the surprise announcement Tuesday. Decommissioning will begin at the end of next year.

State With Highest Student Debt

It’s a rather dubious honor, being named the number one state for the highest student debt.

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to eliminate term limits for state House speakers

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving

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The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass Braces For Superbowl Riots

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UMass has banned all guests from dorm rooms starting at noon Sunday and will be closely monitoring social media sites.

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.