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Controversial Leverett Gravel Pit to Expand

A controversial gravel pit in Leverett has been given the OK to expand by five acres.

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Northfield Drive-In Faces Big Decision

The Northfield Drive-In is facing a big decision about its future.

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Dakin WHMP Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Cuervo and Kamikazee ~ Cuervo is, neutered male, white and gray. Kamikazee, spayed female, is a dilute tortoiseshell, available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital President Craig Melin

Cooley Dickinson CEO to Step Down

Cooley Dickinson Hospital CEO Craig Melin is resigning from his post

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Marina Fire Ruled Accidental

The fire that destroyed Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley Friday has been ruled accidental.

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Stop & Shop Battle Back in Court

A controversial plan to build a Stop & Shop in Easthampton is back in court.

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Easthampton Mayor Pans Charter School

Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik says he’s not happy about a plan by Hilltown Cooperative Charter School to move to an industrial park in that city.

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Summer Camp Sued Over Kissing Incident

The family of a Westport, Connecticut girl has sued a Western Mass summer camp.

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Smith College Seeks Permission to Demolish Buildings

Smith College wants to build new student housing, but first it needs permission to knock down three buildings at its Northampton campus.

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Brunelle’s Vows To Rebuild After Fire

The owner of Brunelle’s Marina on the Connecticut River in South Hadley vows to rebuild after Friday’s fire.

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‘Flags in’ for Memorial Day weekend

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The tradition marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities around the nation.

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UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings

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UMass yesterday became the first major university to divest fossil fuel proceeds from its endowment.

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Timber Rattlesnake Sanctuary on Hold

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The idea has been widely opposed by residents who live near the Quabbin and use it for recreation.

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Easthampton Considers Plastic Bag Ban

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The idea is expected to be the focus of several more public meetings before it is brought to the full council for a vote.

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Amherst Voters Nix Zoning Change

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Town meeting members voted to send the measure back to the planning board for further study.