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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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Cooley Dickinson Nurse Denies Assault Charge

A nurse at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Second Horse Infected with Triple-E in Belchertown

A second horse in Belchertown has tested positive for Triple-E. That prompted the state to raise the threat level for Triple-E in neighboring Amherst to high.

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Shelburne Police Probe Two Fires in Four Days

State and local officials are investigating two fires in four days on the same property in Shelburne.

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Empty Backpack on Rail Trail Spurs Bomb Alert

A suspicious package found along the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley Wednesday night triggered an emergency response, but it turned out to be just an empty backpack.

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Sculpture Garden Opens in Easthampton Orchard

A sculpture garden opens this weekend in Easthampton.

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Election Set For Knapik’s Seat

A primary to fill the unexpired term of Senator Michael Knapik will be held October 8th with a November 5th general election.

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UMass Looks to Springfield

The University of Massachusetts wants to open a satellite center in downtown Springfield.

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Smith Voc Principal Loses Job

The principal of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton since 2009 has lost her job.

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New Details of Misconduct From State Chemist

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A former state chemist says she was under the influence of drugs for most of her time working in an Amherst drug lab.

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Portland Pirates Hockey Coming to Springfield

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Reports out of Maine indicate that the Portland Pirates of the AHL will relocate to Springfield, replacing the Falcons, which are moving to a new facility in Tucson next season.

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Springfield Water Main Break Knocks Out Power

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It happened at around 1:30 yesterday, creating a massive sinkhole on Main Street and knocking out electricity.

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Northampton Council To Consider Prohibiting Water Privatization

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The council will consider a resolution mandating that the city’s water supply never fall into private hands as it did in Flint Michigan, which eventually led to a contamination of that system.

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Rollover in Southampton Hurts Teen

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The rollover was the culmination of a chase which began in Northampton. An 18-year-old girl riding in the car suffered serious injuries in that accident.