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Northampton Budget Goes to City Council

Northampton’s fiscal 2014 budget draft is now in the hands of the City Council.  Mayor David Narkewicz formally presented the…

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Reporter: Governor Patrick Eyed as Obama’s new AG

Governor Deval Patrick is being eyed as Eric Holder’s replacement for Attorney General.  Sources tell “Chicago Sun-Times” columnist Michael Sneed…

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New Trial Date for Christopher Hoffman

A new trial date has been set for Christopher Hoffman after the last one ended with a hung jury.  The…

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Police Seek Help in Western Mass Break-ins

Police are asking for the public’s help after a spate of house break-ins in Easthampton and Southampton.  The thieves are…

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Springfield Cops Take a Breather After Gun Fight

Five Springfield police officers involved in a Wednesday morning shootout that killed a local man are on paid leave for…

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Quabbin Okay After Trespassing Incident

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has tested the Quabbin and deemed it safe after Tuesday’s trespassing incident.  Just after midnight,…

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Ehamp Stop and Shop Project Heads Back to Court

The Easthampton Stop and Shop project heads to court again in a few weeks.  A hearing is set for May…

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Justice Served in Bay Sentencing

Northampton arsonist Anthony Baye will spend the next two decades at Cedar Junction in Walpole, followed by 15 years probation.…

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IRS Official Cancels Western Mass Talk

The IRS official who oversees tax-exempt groups has suddenly backed out of a Western Mass speaking engagement.  Lois Lerner was…

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SJC Ruling Ends Greenfield Sex Offender Residency Bid

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Greenfield's efforts to pass a new sex offender residency bylaw are over before they had a chance to get started

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UMass Gang Rape Defendant To Take Stand

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Adam Liccardi is expected to testify on this final day of evidence before the jury gets the case

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21-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed In Springfield

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David Steven Guasp of Springfield is the city's 14th homicide of the year

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Whately Firefighters Support Group Turns 75

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The group most recently donated cash toward a project to upgrade the Whateley Elementary School playground

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Amherst Group Pushes For Town Government Changes

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Amherst For All is looking to create a charter commission which they hope leads to a town government that's more responsive to residents' needs