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Northampton Political Deadline is Monday

Today is the deadline for political candidates in Northampton to turn in their nomination papers.


School for Troubled Teens Closing

The Academy at Swift River is closing down

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Trooper in Trouble for Leaked Tsarnaev Photos

The state trooper who released behind-the-scenes photos of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in trouble with his superiors.


Cushman Housing Opponents Suffer Setback

Opponents of the 170 units of student housing in the North Amherst village of Cushman have been dealt another blow.

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I-91 Ramp in Holyoke Re-opens

The I-91 Southbound on-ramp near the Holyoke Mall has re-opened.


Giant Milk Bottle Gets Facelift

An iconic Pioneer Valley landmark has been given a makeover.

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Friendly’s Hosts Massive Ice Cream Party

Friendly’s Ice Cream celebrated its 78th birthday by hosting the largest ice cream party in the world.


Holyoke Mall Shoplifters Foiled

Three women caught shoplifting at the Holyoke Mall allegedly used bags lined with aluminum foil to get past security systems.


Federal Trial of Hatfield Man Continues

The trial of acting Chief Probation Officer Christopher Hoffman continues today in US District Court.


Local Businesses Won’t Sell Rolling Stone

Many businesses in Massachusetts say they won’t sell the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.