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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


Body Found in Northampton Identified as Homeless Man

State authorities are identifying the body found in Northampton earlier this month as a homeless man.

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WHMP Heavy Petting Dakin Pet of the Week

Perugina~Domestic Short Hair cat~Tortoiseshell~Spayed Female~8 weeks old available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society


Western Mass Electricity Supplies OK for Heat Wave

ISO New England says there should be enough electricity to meet the region’s demand as temperatures soar this week.

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Whately Under a Boil Water Order

The Whately Water District has issued a boil water order after E. Coli was detected in a water sample.

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Mount Holyoke Makes Most Beautiful College List

Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley has been named one of the 15 most beautiful campuses in the world.

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Lewis Lent Admits Killing Westfield Teen

Convicted killer Lewis Lent has confessed to the 1992 murder of a Westfield teenager.

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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.


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.


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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Making headlines this week


Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Deerfield Apple Thief Facing Charges

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Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

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Easthampton’s Route Ten Closes Again, This Time For A Water Main Break

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It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.

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Westfield Road Rage Incident Nets Arrests

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On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.

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Western Mass Opioid Awareness Effort Wins Federal Grant


Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.