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

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

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The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Amherst Solar Project May Still Have Life

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The company chosen to build a solar farm at the capped landfill in Amherst says it's still interested in the project.

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Leeds VA Staffers Disciplined After Assault

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Three staff members at the VA hospital in Leeds are being disciplined after failing to report an assault perpetrated by one of their co-workers.

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Northwestern DA Suspends Breathalyzer Evidence

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Northwestern DA David Sullivan is suspending the use of Breathalyzer tests in pending OUI cases.