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Peaceful Vigil for Trayvon Martin in Springfield

Last night 200 people lit candles to honor slain black teenager Trayvon Martin as night fell on Court Square in Springfield.

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Western Mass Responds to Zimmerman Verdict

Western Mass is responding to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Greenfield Zoning Vote on Holy Trinity School Likely

A zoning change related to the sale of Greenfield’s Holy Trinity School will likely be approved this week.

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Hadley Man Arrested in Severe Beating of Woman

A Hadley man is being held without bail after he allegedly beat his girlfriend.

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Northampton Council Puts Brakes on Zoning Plan

The Northampton City Council has put the brakes on an ambitious rezoning proposal that would have allowed greater density and more infill in the city’s downtown neighborhoods.

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Four Busted in Holyoke for Drugs and Guns

Holyoke Police continue their crackdown on drugs and illegal weapons

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Governor Patrick Agrees to EBT Card ID Pictures

Governor Patrick has agreed to put photo IDs on EBT cards as part of a supplemental budget bill.

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Northampton Firefighters Settlement Rejected by Council

The Northampton city council has rejected the ruling of a state arbitration panel that granted the firefighters union three years of back pay raises.

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West Springfield Signs Deal with Hard Rock

West Springfield Mayor Greg Neffinger has signed a host community agreement with Hard Rock for a casino at the Big E.

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Lawsuit Names Deceased Northampton Priest as Sex Abuser

A Chesterfield man has filed suit against the Catholic Diocese of Springfield saying he was sexually assaulted by a priest from Northampton at St. Patrick’s in Chicopee when he was a teenager.

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UMass Marching Band to Pay Tribute at Fenway

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The UMass Minuteman Marching Band willparticipate in a ceremony honoring the Boston Marathon bombing victims at Fenway

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Meales Precautions in Place at Baystate Franklin

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Visitors to Baystate Franklin Medical Center can expect another week of precautionary measures related to the measles

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A man who appears intoxicated tries his hardest to climb a fence, but it's not happening.

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Amherst Drug Raid Nets Drugs, Two Arrests

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A large cache of drugs were confiscated in a raid earlier this week which resulted in the arrest of a pair of Amherst men

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Hatfield Woman Admits To Heroin Possession

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A Hatfield woman employed by Smith College to serve 18 months probation after admitting to heroin possession