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Westfield State Names Interim President

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Westfield State Names Interim President

(Westfield, MA) — Westfield State University has named an interim president. Vice President of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Preston will stand in for embattled President Evan Dobelle. Dobelle was placed on paid leave early Thursday after the Board of Trustees met behind closed doors for more than ten hours. The trustees have retained a Boston law firm to launch a new investigation into Dobelle’s controversial spending habits. Dobelle’s lawyer Ross Garber is threatening legal action as a result of his client’s suspension.

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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.