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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.

Trustworthy Corebrands

In cola we trust.

How Important Is Career Advancement?

Men age 18 to 49 value their careers the most, according to a new Gallup poll.

Mass Owes Obama

Massachusetts owes President Barack Obama more than $300.

Health Insurance Awareness

Nearly 16 million Americans between the ages of 19 and 29 are uninsured, but more than 80 percent of them could be in October.

New Radio Station for Celtics Game Listeners

Celtics fans who listen to games on the radio will have to find another location on the dial next season. …

Community Opinion Wanted

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority wants to know what the community thinks about its services.

Missing Cat Found His Way Home

A happy ending for an Easthampton couple’s search for their missing Maine coon cat.

South County Regional EMS Service

A proposed South County regional EMS service will be initially located in South Deerfield.

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Fire Damages Cottage Street Businesses in Easthampton


Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.

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White House Official Talks Addiction In Franklin County

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Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.

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Man Passing Counterfeit Bills in Whately

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A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.

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Amtrak Vermonter Derails in VT

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An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies Springfield

Stephanie Slysz 
Bernie Sanders 
Springfield Mass Mutual Center

Over 6 thousand piled into Springfield's Mass Mutual Center to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon.