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Author Susan Stinson on “Spider in a Tree.”
Author Susan Stinson on “Spider in a Tree.”

On Book Swap, author Susan Stinson talks with Bob about her new novel “Spider in a Tree,” about 18th century preacher Jonathan Edwards & his years in Northampton.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

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Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee

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UMass Chancellor Leaving

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UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland

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Narkewicz To Seek Five Liquor Licenses

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The mayor of Northampton wants to ask the state legislature for five more liquor licenses

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Former Southampton Fire Chief Fined

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A former Southampton Fire Chief has been fined 75-hundred dollars for violating state ethics law