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Belchertown State School Cleanup On Hold

MassDevelopment wants to begin environmental cleanup at the former Belchertown State School but the Patrick administration is holding onto $10 million allocated for the job.

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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.

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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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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Franklin County Sees More Severe Weather

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It may have been a microburst that struck the town of Conway Thursday

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DNark Mum On Police Chief Candidates

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Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has declined to name four semifinalists for the position of Police Chief

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Southampton Ambulance Service Loses Certification

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Southampton’s ambulance service has lost its Advanced Life Support Paramedic certification

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Noho Housing Authority Finalists To Be Publicly Interviewed

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The Northampton Housing Authority is close to having a new director.