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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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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

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The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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Rosenberg Pushes Back On Pipeline Critics

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Senator Stan Rosenberg says he has been working behind the scenes on the pipeline from the beginning

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Greenfield Traffic Stop Yields New Brand Of Street Heroin

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A stop for a broken tail light near the I-91 rotary revealed a quantity of heroin labeled "Dunkin Donuts"

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Springfield Teen Found Safe In Northampton

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A man who recognized her from a missing person's poster saw Spruell entering a Northampton home late last week and called her mother

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Fire Burns at Northfield Asphalt Plant

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Firefighters battled a fire at the Lane Construction Company in Northfield Monday night