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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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Making headlines this week

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

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

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Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

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A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Plastic Bag Ban Passes First Vote in Northampton

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The city of Northampton is close to becoming the first Pioneer Valley community to ban the use of single-layer plastic bags.

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Northampton Looks at Limiting Political Donations

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Northampton city councilors have opened debate on an ordinance which would reduce the amount of money municipal candidates could accept from individual donors.