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NBC’s “The Voice” Films Finalist Hometown Scenes in Amherst and Northampton

NBC TV crews were in Northampton and Amherst filming “The Voice” finalist Michelle Chamuel of Amherst Thursday.

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Greenfield Adds Downtown Benches

There will soon be more places to sit in downtown Greenfield. Six new benches are being added to the downtown area.

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Easthampton Budget Passed by City Council

Easthampton’s City Council passes a $36.3 million city budget unanimously.

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Markey and Gomez Butt Heads

Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have gone head-to-head in their first US Senate debate.

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Whately Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

A Brooklyn man is under arrest for drug trafficking following a traffic stop on I-91.

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Penn National Not Interested in Western Mass

Penn National says it’s no longer interested in building a casino in Western Massachusetts.

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Vermont Yankee to Hold Drill Wednesday

Don’t be alarmed today if you see emergency responders and equipment around the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. It’s just a drill.

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“The Voice” to film Finalist in Northampton Thursday

An Amherst woman is in the top five on NBC’s singing show “The Voice” and she’s bringing the show here to the Valley Thursday.

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Holyoke Soldiers Home Official Ousted

The Deputy Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers Home has been forced to step down.

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Computer Virus Leaves UMass Students Vulnerable

A computer virus is being blamed for exposing the health records and personal information of 1,670 students at UMass Amherst.

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during test flight

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A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has crashed.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back on some of the biggest newsmakers this week.

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

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Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Gas drops below $3 for first time in 4 years

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Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.

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U.S. consumers are feeling good

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Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.