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Tully’s Scufflers All From Out of Town

None of the people arrested near Tully O’Reilly’s Pub in Northampton at closing time Sunday are local.

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Northampton Council to Debate Vibrant Sidewalks

The Northampton City Council will consider the “Resolution to Support Vibrant Sidewalks” Thursday.

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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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UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings

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UMass yesterday became the first major university to divest fossil fuel proceeds from its endowment.

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Timber Rattlesnake Sanctuary on Hold

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The idea has been widely opposed by residents who live near the Quabbin and use it for recreation.

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Easthampton Considers Plastic Bag Ban

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The idea is expected to be the focus of several more public meetings before it is brought to the full council for a vote.

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Amherst Voters Nix Zoning Change

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Town meeting members voted to send the measure back to the planning board for further study.

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Gun Buyback Program June 11

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DA Dave Sullivan has announced that a gun buyback program will be held June 11th at the Greenfield and Northampton police stations.