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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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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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Westhampton Home Damaged By Lightning

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An isolated home in Westhampton has been badly damaged by fire after being hit by lightning

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Alex Morse Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has launched his campaign for a third term

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Mass Streams to Gain Federal Protections

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More than half of Massachusetts’ streams will gain federal protections under a new rule signed by the Obama administration

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

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Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.

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Deadly storms destroy homes, set new rain record

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Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas as torrential rains battered the state.