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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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Pot Entrepreneurs Eye Deerfield

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

UMass Restricts Outdoor Nighttime Events

UMass Amherst is restricting nighttime outdoor events as a precaution against mosquito-borne illnesses.

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Appeals Court Sides With Vermont Yankee

A federal appeals court has sided with Entergy in a legal battle over the future of Vermont Yankee.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off in NYC, officially ushering in the holiday season.

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Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

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Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.

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Ebola survivors thankful for ‘second chance’

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Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the U.S. met for the first time.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

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More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.