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Westhampton Home Damaged By Lightning

An isolated home in Westhampton has been badly damaged by fire after being hit by lightning

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Alex Morse Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has launched his campaign for a third term

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Mass Streams to Gain Federal Protections

More than half of Massachusetts’ streams will gain federal protections under a new rule signed by the Obama administration

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Northampton Water Restrictions In Effect

Northampton officials have placed a daytime ban on “nonessential” outdoor water use, citing low water levels in the Mill River

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Healy Declines To Investigate Holyoke Mayor

AG Maura Healy declines to investigate a secret separation agreement between Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and former City Solicitor Heather Eagan

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Holyoke Bridge Shooter Sentenced

A Holyoke man who allegedly tried to commit suicide by cop will spend three years in prison

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Kocot: Public Records Law Due For Update

State Rep Peter Kocot is leading a move to update Massachusetts public records law

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Florence Bank Gives 50K To Valley CDC

The Florence Savings Bank has donated 50-thousand to the Valley Community Development Corporation.

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Former Student Teacher Visited By Cops

Police paid a visit to a former Northampton High School student teacher over the weekend.

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Barnes Fighter Jets Put To Work

Two fighter jets from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield were sent to escort an Air France flight to JFK International Airport on Monday.

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Easthampton Mayor: No $$ For Food Pantry

Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux insists that an 1855 law prevents the city from supporting the work of a local food pantry.

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Noho Police Chief Field Narrowed To Five

The field of candidates for Northampton Police Chief has been narrowed down to five.

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Dead Man In Amherst Gas Station Identified

A man found dead in the bathroom of an Amherst gas station has been identified

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Northampton Bans Plastic Bags

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

A Northampton man has been arraigned in district court for allegedly trying to poison his seriously ill daughter

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Noho Budget Would Cut Spending

Mayor David Narkewicz has submitted his municipal budget and it actually shows a decrease in spending

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Holyoke Mayors Race Off And Running

The four-way race for Mayor of Holyoke is heating up early

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Police Mum On Greenfield Deaths

Greenfield police remain mum about a married couple in their fifties found dead Wednesday morning.

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Amherst Town Meeting Rejects Pipeline

Amherst Town Meeting has voted to oppose the construction of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline

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Northampton Police Release Surveillance Photo

Police have released surveillance photos of a suspect in the assault of two women in downtown Northampton

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Westhampton Home Damaged By Lightning

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An isolated home in Westhampton has been badly damaged by fire after being hit by lightning

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Alex Morse Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has launched his campaign for a third term

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Mass Streams to Gain Federal Protections

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More than half of Massachusetts’ streams will gain federal protections under a new rule signed by the Obama administration

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

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Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.

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Deadly storms destroy homes, set new rain record

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Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas as torrential rains battered the state.