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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.


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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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

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