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Easthampton Mayor’s Race Takes Shape

The Easthampton mayor’s race is shaping up as School Committee Chairwoman Nancy Sykes will face off against longtime mayoral aide Karen Cadieux.

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Transportation Bill Becomes Law

As expected, Massachusetts lawmakers have overriden Governor Patrick’s veto of a massive transportation funding bill.

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Moose Tranquilized and Moved from Easthampton to Huntington

A young female moose caused quite a stir in Easthampton Wednesday.

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Former Wilbraham Cheerleader Murdered in Boston

A former high school cheerleader from Wilbraham has been stabbed to death in Boston.

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Tully’s Liquor License Hearing Not Over Yet

The Northampton License Commission has failed to reach a conclusion about the future of two downtown nightclubs

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Narkewicz Running Unopposed For Re-Election

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz will run unopposed for his second term in November.

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Meadowbrook Fire Caused By Child

A major fire at Meadowbrook Apartments in Northampton was caused by a child playing with a lighter.

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Yes Computers Hit By Burglary

Three thieves broke into the Apple Computer stores around 5 a.m. Tuesday and made off with a half dozen floor models.

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RMV Wants to Close Three Western Mass Branches

The state Registry of Motor Vehicles would like to close three branches in Western Mass.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Toto – Cairn Terrier mix – Neutered Male – 3 years old – My weight: about 7 lbs. is available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

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Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee

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UMass Chancellor Leaving

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UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland

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Narkewicz To Seek Five Liquor Licenses

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The mayor of Northampton wants to ask the state legislature for five more liquor licenses