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Holyoke Council President Jourdain Eyes Reelection

Holyoke City Council President Kevin Jourdain says he has enough votes lined up to be re-elected

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Mill Building Slated For Affordable Housing

The old Easthampton Dye Works building in Easthampton will soon be turned in 50 units of affordable housing

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Whately Man Launches Lt. Gov. Bid

Whately selectman Jonathan Edwards has launched his campaign for lieutenant governor.

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Holyoke YMCA Can Now Demolish Mansion

The Holyoke YMCA is now free to demolish the Farr Mansion.

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Two Northampton Cumbies Robbed

Northampton police are on high alert after two Cumberland Farms were robbed over the course of two days

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Belchertown Man Faces Heroin Charges

A Belchertown man faces charges after being stopped with more than a thousand bags of heroin

Three Arrested In Kiln Vandalism

Three arrests have been made in the vandalism of a historic stone kiln in the woods of Plainfield

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Two More Drug Cases Dropped In Amherst Lab Scandal

More than 200 Hampden County drug cases have been dropped so far on account of indicted state chemist Sonja Farak

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PVPA Dance Teacher Gets Probation

A man who used to teach dance at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School has pleaded guilty in a sexting case

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Former Northampton Car Dealer Must Pay Restitution

A former Northampton car dealer has been ordered to pay 95-thousand in fines and restitution

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Hundreds Turn Out For Transperformance

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Northampton's annual benefit musical festival, Transperformance, celebrated 25 years last night at Pines Theater in Look Park

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Text Messages Focus at UMass Gang Rape Trial

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The defense says Adam Liccardi had consensual sex with the woman and stayed behind to comfort her after she was raped by one of his friends

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Charlemont Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Inspection

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The state Department of Transportation has ordered that the West Oxbow Road Bridge be shut down because of structural damage