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Easthampton Mill Project Moves Forward

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Easthampton Mill Project Moves Forward

Big changes are afoot in Easthampton.  A plan to link three mill buildings on Pleasant Street and flip their entrance ways to the back is ready to move forward.  Owners of the Eastworks, the Brickyard and 180 Pleasant are close to signing an easement agreement with the city that will let important infrastructure upgrades go out to bid.  The project promises to bring new housing, restaurants, shops and work studios to a refurbished complex directly on the bike path.

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.