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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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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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Northampton Water Restrictions In Effect

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Northampton officials have placed a daytime ban on “nonessential” outdoor water use, citing low water levels in the Mill River

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Healy Declines To Investigate Holyoke Mayor

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AG Maura Healy declines to investigate a secret separation agreement between Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and former City Solicitor Heather Eagan

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Holyoke Bridge Shooter Sentenced

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A Holyoke man who allegedly tried to commit suicide by cop will spend three years in prison

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Kocot: Public Records Law Due For Update

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State Rep Peter Kocot is leading a move to update Massachusetts public records law

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Florence Bank Gives 50K To Valley CDC

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The Florence Savings Bank has donated 50-thousand to the Valley Community Development Corporation.