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Terrific Apple Season Underway

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Terrific Apple Season Underway

Western Massachusetts apple growers say this year’s crop is excellent. Farmers say they had good pollination conditions in May, rain in June when they needed it, and plenty of sun in July and August. Pick-your-own orchards all over the state are open and ready to go.

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving

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The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass has banned all guests from dorm rooms starting at noon Sunday and will be closely monitoring social media sites.

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.