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Northampton Political Deadline is Monday

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Holyoke Mall Shoplifters Foiled

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

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Federal Trial of Hatfield Man Continues

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

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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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Obama takes Supreme Court fight to Republican senators’ home turf

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President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November.

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by business groups to Seattle's law raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move echoed by other locales, in a case focusing on how the ordinance affected local franchises like McDonald's.

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Trump hopes to land decisive blow in Indiana showdown with Cruz

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New York billionaire Donald Trump hopes that Indiana's nominating contest on Tuesday will make him unstoppable in what originally had seemed to many a quixotic quest for the Republican presidential nomination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 3

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: The cicadas are coming …

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Billions of cicadas will soon emerge after spending 17 years underground and they have a lot of catching up to do.