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Lawsuit Names Deceased Northampton Priest as Sex Abuser

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Lawsuit Names Deceased Northampton Priest as Sex Abuser

A Chesterfield man has filed suit against the Catholic Diocese of Springfield saying he was sexually assaulted by a priest at St. Patrick’s in Chicopee when he was a teenager.  The plaintiff claims he was assaulted by priest Paul Archambault of Northampton more than 50 times over four years.  Archambault committed suicide in 2011 at the Sacred Heart rectory in Springfield.  A large crowd showed up for his funeral in Northampton.

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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.