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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 week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Franklin County Residents File Suit Against Feds Over Pipeline

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The suit by residents of Deerfield and Northfield asks the feds to stop all activity related to approval of the project

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Amherst Ponders Puffers Pond Problems

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Officials say there's been an increase in reports of underage drinking and dogs off leash at the site

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NH Group Receives Grant From VT Yankee Parent Company

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A southwestern NH organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant for communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant

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‘Gone Baby Gone’ actor is pulled from water at beach, dies

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54-year-old Sean Malone died Wednesday night at a hospital