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McGovern to Speak in Northampton on Poverty

Congressman Jim McGovern will speak at the First Churches in Northampton next Sunday evening.

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Easthampton Mayor Wins Housing Award

Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik has been named a “Housing Hero” by the Mass Housing Partnership.

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Northampton High School Will Have Later Start Time

Northampton’s School Committee votes to move the start time to between 8 and 8:30 no later than September 2014.

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Tanglewood to Get Facelift

Tanglewood will be getting some renovations over the next seven to eight years.

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Police Appeal Quabbin Trespassers Decision

State Police are appealing a decision not to file criminal complaints against seven people found trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir last month.

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Hatfield Woman Receives Teacher of the Year Honors

Governor Patrick presented an award this week to Anne Marie Bettencourt of Hatfield, a Springfield Central High School 9th grade English Language Arts teacher who has been selected as the 2014 Teacher of the Year.

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WHMP Heavy Petting Dakin Pet of the Week

Meet Sadie-Female/7 years old. My weight: about 74 lbs/Basset Hound, available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield.

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Gomez and Markey Duke it Out in Springfield

Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey have gone head to head in their second televised US Senate debate in Springfield.

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Rescue Crews Suspend Search for Missing Man in Green River

Greenfield firefighters have suspended their search along the Green River for a missing man.

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Amherst Singer Makes it to “The Voice” Finals

Michelle Chamuel of Amherst has made the final three on “The Voice”.

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

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Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

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Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

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Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M

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Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill

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The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015.