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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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A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to eliminate term limits for state House speakers

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving

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The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass Braces For Superbowl Riots

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UMass has banned all guests from dorm rooms starting at noon Sunday and will be closely monitoring social media sites.

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.