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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.


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.


Pot Entrepreneurs Eye Deerfield

The town of Deerfield is drawing interest from medical marijuana entrepreneurs.

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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.