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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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Teen on Skateboard Hit by Car in Amherst

A teenager from Granby is seriously injured after being hit while on his skateboard by a car in South Amherst.

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New Senator Ed Markey Visits Northampton

Massachusetts’ Senator Ed Markey is on a statewide listening tour this month, visiting Northampton Tuesday to consult with Mayor David Narkewicz and field questions from local reporters.

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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