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Northampton Gets Tougher on Snow Removal

The city council has given initial approval to an updated snow removal ordinance which makes failure to clear sidewalks a civil offense, punishable by a new fine structure.

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MGM-Springfield to Break Ground March 24

MGM has been soliciting contractors interested in working on the 800-million-dollar casino project.

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Demand Skyrockets For Holyoke Charter School

The annual lottery for admission into the Holyoke Community Charter School drew 632 families this year.

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Great Horned Owl Inspires Pet Warning in Northampton

City Councilor Paul Spector is warning residents about a great horned owl that has taken up residence near Massasoit Street.

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Armed Standoff In Easthampton

A Thursday afternoon armed standoff in Easthampton has ended peacefully.

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UMass Concert Counters Blarney Blowout

UMass Amherst has planned a free concert on Saturday featuring Kesha, Ludacris, and Juicy J.

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Barn Roof Collapses In Granby

An antique barn in Granby has collapsed under the weight of the snow.

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A2Z Under New Ownership

The A2Z Science and Learning Center in downtown ownership is under new ownership.

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Northampton Snow Scofflaws Could Pay More

Northampton home owners who don't clear snow and ice from their sidewalks could soon see tougher enforcement measures.

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Monte Camps Out for Cancer Connection

Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.

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US Sen. Markey files bill to curb drone data collection

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones.

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DA Seeks To Reinstate Charges In Paradise One Case

The Northwestern DA wants to reinstate charges against a woman who unsuccessfully tried to develop a gay-friendly condo project in Easthampton.

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Northampton Pot Shop Ready To Go

A Northampton medical marijuana dispensary is almost ready to open its doors.

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Strathmore Mill In Montague Up For Grabs

The town of Montague is looking for a developer for the former Strathmore Paper Mill.

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Final jury to be chosen in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Baker: I’ll reduce number of Massachusetts homeless families

Efforts to catch families before they fall into homelessness would get a boost under a plan being pushed by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Massachusetts delegation divided on Netanyahu speech

Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republicans to address a session of Congress.

by Jason Picard, Courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Amherst Plans For Blarney Blowout

Six downtown Amherst bars have agreed to delay their opening time Saturday until the late afternoon.

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DNA Solves Holyoke Rape Case

Jesus Oquendo was arrested in 2012 when his DNA matched that in a rape kit from 1998.

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Two Noho Massage Parlors Condemned

Two Northampton massage businesses have been shut down by city code enforcement officials.

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Northampton Gets Tougher on Snow Removal

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The city council has given initial approval to an updated snow removal ordinance which makes failure to clear sidewalks a civil offense, punishable by a new fine structure.

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MGM-Springfield to Break Ground March 24

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MGM has been soliciting contractors interested in working on the 800-million-dollar casino project.

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Demand Skyrockets For Holyoke Charter School

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The annual lottery for admission into the Holyoke Community Charter School drew 632 families this year.