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UMass Cops Sue University

Eighteen UMass police officers have sued the university over the use of surveillance equipment

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Anti-Gay Minister Running For Massachusetts Governor

An anti-gay minister is running for governor of Massachusetts

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Northampton Snow Emergency

December 13, 2013 From the City of Northampton Website Snow Emergency Declared – Towing Tonight The City of Northampton DPW…


Parking Bans

Area parking bans are in effect

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Holyoke Parking Ban

(Holyoke, MA) – The City of Holyoke’s DPW has called for a Winter Parking Ban to be in effect from…


Wilbraham Inks Deal With MGM Springfield

Wilbraham has become the fourth community to reach a mitigation agreement with MGM Springfield.


Northampton Historical Commission Gives Awards

The Northampton Historical Commission held its annual awards ceremony at McLadden’s Irish Publick House last night.

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Mayor Mike Celebrated At Big Party

Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik has been sent on his way with a festive farewell party at the Log Cabin in Holyoke


Watches Held Hostage At Repair Shop

People who dropped off watches and clocks to be repaired at a shop in Easthampton have been advised to take the owner to small claims court.

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“Valley Gives” A Big Success

“Valley Gives” has raised nearly two-million dollars for local charities.

Recent Headlines

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.