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Franklin County 8-Year-Olds Play Hockey. At FENWAY PARK?

Photo courtesy of Franklin County Hockey Association.

Mayor Narkewicz Files For Casino Surrounding Community Status

Northampton has petitioned the Mass Gaming Commission for designation as a “surrounding community” under the Massachusetts Gaming Act

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Local Novel/Journalists at Forbes Wednesday Night

Bob talks with Forbes’ Writer-in-Residence Susan Stinson about Wednesday’s event with he and fellow novel/journalists

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Hatfield Pastor Coonan Delights in Pope Francis as Time’s Person of Year

Our Lady of Grace’s Father Robt. Coonan on Time’s selection of Pope Francis as Person of Year. Photo courtesy of…

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Santa is White, Pundits Say. Vital Info on Tooth Fairy & Easter Bunny to Come.

Black Child Apparently Chastised for Dressing Like Santa. Should Santa be Portrayed as a Penguin?

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City Councilor Jesse Adams Outraged Over Hamp Police Payroll Scheme

At Large City Councilor Jesse Adams Expresses Outrage over Hamp’s handling of Police Payroll Scandal

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Former City Councilor on 30-plus Years Walking Dogs in “Dogpark”

Former Northampton City councilor Fran Volkman gives tips on how Joggers, Doggers, Golfers, Bikers & Hikers can co-exist in the…

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Outrageous! Hamp about to Axe Town Crier Position! Woe Upon Us All!

Bob expresses his outrage over the proposed elimination of Town Crier. Photo courtesy of Bristol Press via Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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Easthampton’s Mayor Mike Looks Back on Career & Forward to Thursday’s Farewell Party

Mike Tautznik, Easthampton’s only mayor, looks back on his 17 years in office & ponders his future.

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

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Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

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Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

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Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M

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Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill

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The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015.