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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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Vega Won’t Run For Senate

Holyoke State Rep Aaron Vega has announced he won’t run for the state Senate seat vacated by Mike Knapik, saying it’s a bit too soon.

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Northampton and Firefighters Reach Accord

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

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Private Colleges Pan UMass-Springfield Plan

Three private colleges are objecting to a plan by Umass Amherst to open a satellite campus in downtown Springfield.

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Springfield Mayor Asks Feds to Stop Flow of Refugees

Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno says the city has been disproportionately targeted for the resettling of refugees.

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Local Police Warn of E-Mail and Phone Scams

Amherst and Northampton Police are warning about scams after residents lost money to phony emails and phone calls.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Sunny is a Lhasa Apso mix Spayed Female 1 year old available for adoption at Dakin’s adoption Center in Leverett.

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Rollover in Meadows Leads to DUI Arrest

A rollover in the Meadows in Northampton lands a Connecticut man under arrest for drunk driving.

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TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

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The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.

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Cosby Accuser Discredits His Claims of Reading Sexual Cues

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A lawyer says her client Andrea Constand is gay and was dating a woman when Cosby made his advances

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Florence Man Pleads Not Guilty to Setting House Fire

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Peter Zygmont, of Northampton, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Hampshire Superior Court to arson of a dwelling

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Fugitive Turns Himself In After Charlemont Search

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A man wanted in a weekend hit-and-run on Cape Cod has turned himself in after a search in Charlemont

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Northampton Rape Suspect’s Bail To Stay The Same

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An accused Northampton rapist will remain in jail on ten-thousand dollars bail