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Catholic Bishop Urges Caution in Casino Vote

Catholic Bishop Timothy O’Donnell of Springfield is urging caution in the city’s upcoming casino referendum.

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Storm Water Fund Would Cost Northampton Property Owners

A new storm water enterprise fund in Northampton could cost homeowners more than a hundred dollars a year.


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Easthampton to Sell Old School

Easthampton wants to sell the former Parson Street School.

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Baystate Franklin Nurses File Unfair Labor Complaints

Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield have filed two unfair labor complaints.

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Springfield Casino Yes and No Factions Active

A large diverse crowd from the Springfield area gathered in Court Square Tuesday to hear nearly a dozen religious leaders speak their minds about a proposed downtown casino.


5 Year Old Girl Missing, Presumed Drowned in CT River

A 5 year old California girl is missing and presumed drowned after falling into the Connecticut River in South Hadley Saturday night.


Man Wanted for Murder Hops Train to Deerfield

A New York man wanted for murder is headed for arraignment Monday after being arrested by Deerfield Police over the weekend.


No Funnel Cloud Confirmed After Tornado Warning

Franklin and Hampshire County first responders were kept busy by a series of heavy Sunday afternoon storms which triggered a Tornado Warning by the National Weather Service.

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Tractor-Trailer Fire in Greenfield

Police continue to investigate a fatal tractor-trailer fire that closed down I-91 in Greenfield early Sunday.

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.

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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.