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Private Colleges Pan UMass-Springfield Plan

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Private Colleges Pan UMass-Springfield Plan

Three private colleges are objecting to a plan by Umass Amherst to open a satellite campus in downtown Springfield.  Presidents of Springfield College, AIC, and Western New England University issued a joint statement warning UMass not to duplicate any of their programs.  UMass issued an RFP last week, looking to lease 25,000 square feet of downtown space for the proposed satellite campus.

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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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