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Hadley Man Sentenced For Child Sex Crimes

(Hadley, MA) – A Hadley man has been sentenced to at least 20 and up to 30 years in prison on child sex charges. 42 year old Frank Stanley Junior pleaded guilty to six counts of rape and abuse of a child under 16. Prosecutors say the incidents involved three boys over 7 years. Two of the victims were sons of a friend, and Stanley was paired with a third boy through Big Brothers-Big Sisters.

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Northampton Bans Plastic Bags

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The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags

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Northampton Man Tried To Poison Daughter

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A Northampton man has been arraigned in district court for allegedly trying to poison his seriously ill daughter