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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.


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.


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.


Amherst Considers Marijuana Dispensary Bylaw

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

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Greenfield Police Sergeant Takes Flak For Displaying Confederate Flag

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Chief Robert Haigh says the situation was brought to his attention by the parents of a 10-year-old African American neighbor of Dan McCarthy

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Amherst Holiday Weekend House Breaks Under Investigation


Residents on Goldenrod Circle, Northampton Road, and at the Southpoint Apartment on East Hadley Road all reported their homes were broken into

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Final UMass Gang Rape Defendant Pleads Guilty

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Caleb Womack of Enfield Connecticut entered a guilty plea just as jury selection was about to begin in his trial Monday

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West Side Woman Held In Fatal Stabbing


A West Springfield woman is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to stabbing her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend to death

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Adams man gets up to 12 years on child rape conviction


An Adams man convicted of raping a teenage girl has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison