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State With Highest Student Debt

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

Trustworthy Corebrands

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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.

Abandoning the Rehab of Strathmore Paper Co. Building

The latest attempt to redevelop a vacant Turners Falls factory building is over.

Recent Headlines

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Police arrest gunman after fatal siege at Colorado abortion clinic


Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.