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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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A "Red Flag Warning" has been issued for Berkshire County by the National Weather Service

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Minimal Rate Hikes For Northampton This Year

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Northampton residents will see only modest increases in their water and sewer rates starting in July

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UMass Braces For Another Booze-Fueled Weekend

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Police at UMass and in the town of Amherst are bracing for another wild party weekend

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Former Springfield BID Director Surfaces In Amherst

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The former director of the Springfield Business Improvement District has been hired to lead the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce.

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There are 41 women on this year's list, of "most influential," but some of them may surprise you.