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Easthampton Mayors Race Is On

A mayor’s race is shaping up in Easthampton.

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Walmart to Build Holyoke Super Center

Walmart wants to build a super center about half-way between the Holyoke Mall and KMart Plaza.

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Amherst Singer Sings for the Finals on NBC’s “The Voice”

Amherst’s Michelle Chamuel will find out Tuesday night if she makes the final cut on “The Voice”.

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Funeral Plans Set for Paul Cellucci

Funeral plans are in place for former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci.

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Senate Debate in Western Mass Tuesday Night

Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey face off tonight in Springfield as a new poll shows Markey losing ground to Gomez.

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Holyoke Police Dog To Get Bulletproof Vest

A Holyoke police dog is getting a bulletproof vest thanks to a ten year old girl.

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Valley Strawberry Crop Looking Good

The Western Massachusetts strawberry crop is looking good this year.

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Northampton Citizens Debate Prop 2 1/2 Override

Northampton city councilors blame a flawed state aid formula for the city’s budget woes.

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UMass Gets Life Science Funding from State

UMass Amherst is receiving a $100 miliion state grant for its new Life Sciences program.

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Greenfield Steps Up Middle School Security After Incident

Greenfield school officials are taking steps to increase security at the middle school in the wake of an incident last month.

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Grand jury reaches decision in Michael Brown shooting

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An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.

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Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary

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Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan

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The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

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The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

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WMECO Rate Hike Approved

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It's official--electric rates in Western Mass will be going up 29 percent as of January first