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Abandoning the Rehab of Strathmore Paper Co. Building

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

No Medical Marijuana Dispensary Discussion in Greenfield

Greenfield remains without a medical marijuana moratorium.

Drug Bust in Greenfield

Thirty grams of crack cocaine were taken off Greenfield streets after police raided an Armory Street apartment early yesterday morning.

Scott Brown Future Career Moves

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says he won’t be a candidate for Massachusetts governor next year.

Local Lumber Company Plans to Open Retail-Housing Development on Land

Amherst officials are reviewing a local lumber company’s plan to open mixed retail-housing development on its land.

Higher Premiums for Family Health Care

Workers are paying higher premiums for family health plans offered by their employers.

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Northampton City Council Funds New Firefighter Contract

A vote by Northampton’s City Council to fund the new firefighters contract puts an end to a painful chapter in the city’s history.

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Police Probe Concrete Donkey

South Hadley police are investigating a bizarre traffic hazard.

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Sox Broadcaster’s Son Arrested for Murder

The son of former Red Sox player and TV broadcaster Jerry Remy allegedly killed his girlfriend last night.

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Northampton City Council to Consider New Fire Contract

The city of Northampton has finally signed an agreement with its firefighters and EMTs, ending several years of turmoil.

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Feds clear officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

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The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.

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Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge

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Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

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Monte Camps Out for Cancer Connection

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Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.

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US Sen. Markey files bill to curb drone data collection

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U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones.

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DA Seeks To Reinstate Charges In Paradise One Case

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The Northwestern DA wants to reinstate charges against a woman who unsuccessfully tried to develop a gay-friendly condo project in Easthampton.