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Northampton Voters Pass Override

Northampton voters approve a $2.5 million budget-balancing proposition 2 1/2 override.


Northampton Override Up for Vote

Northampton voters will weigh in on a $2.5 million dollar override during Tuesday’s special election.

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Highway Auto Salvage in Limbo

Highway Auto Salvage on Route 5 in Northampton has suffered a half million dollars in damages from last week’s fire.


Holyoke Takes Property from Eric Suher

The city of Holyoke has taken back a piece of property it sold to developer Eric Suher more than seven years ago.


Gomez Visits Western Mass Restaurants

Patrons of Sal’s Bakery and the Latino Kitchen in Springfield got a surprise Sunday when Republican US Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez stopped by.


Local Woman Busted for Sixth DUI

A South Deerfield woman has been arrested on her sixth drunk driving charge.

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Northampton Firefighter Injured in Route Five Business Fire

A Northampton firefighter was hurt trying to put out a fire at an auto salvage business Friday morning.


Markey Opens Big Lead in US Senate Race, Low Turnout Expected

The latest poll shows Democrat Ed Markey leading Republican Gabriel Gomez by 20 points in the US Senate race.


Patriots’ Hernandez Subject of Arrest Warrant

Reports out of Boston say an arrest warrant on an obstruction of justice charge has been issued for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of a 27 year old semi-pro football player.


No Jail Time for Buckland Teen in Texting-While-Driving Fatality

A Buckland teenager will not do jail time in connection with a fatal distracted driving accident last July.

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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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America’s worst traffic nightmares


The top 50 worst bottlenecks in America waste millions of gallons of gas and hours of productivity.

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In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools


U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State's oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the U.S. estimates has cut the group's black-market earnings from oil by about a third.

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15 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns


Some 15.8 million people worldwide are now on HIV treatment and a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS program said on Tuesday.