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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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Amherst Considers Marijuana Dispensary Bylaw

Planning officials in Amherst are drafting a medical marijuana dispensary zoning bylaw.

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Solar Program Popular in Northampton

Northampton property owners are embracing the city’s participation in a state solar program.

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State Cop Kills Springfield Man

A 23-year old Springfield man is dead after being shot by a state cop on I-91 in Chicopee.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll

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The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare

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Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

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The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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Carolyn Gardner Supporters Pack Meeting

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Supporters of former Amherst math teacher Carolyn Gardner packed a school committee meeting Thursday night