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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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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Found Guilty

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A Hampshire Superior Court jury deliberated for 12 hours before yesterday afternoon finding Adam Liccadi guilty on three of four counts of aggravated rape.

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West Springfield Police Probe Launched After Prisoner Escapes

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Jose Rubet of Springfield was arrested August 22 after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase into Agawam. He was arrested and taken to lockup, where he later produced a knife which he waved at officers before escaping through an emergency exit.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Hotel Northampton Workers Plan To Unionize

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Around 50 Hotel Northampton workers marched through downtown Tuesday night to announce their intention to bargain collectively. The group attempted to present their union petition to hotel owner Mansour Ghalibaf, who refused to come out of his office to accept it.