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Fifty Animals Rescued From A Springfield Home

Animal control officers raided the home on 99 Champlain Street and found multiple dogs, cats, birds and a variety of mice and other vermin.

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Jury Deliberates Third UMass Gang Rape Case

Closing arguments were held yesterday in the trial of the third of four defendants accused of raping a UMass coed freshman in her dorm room in 2012.

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Local Overdose Remembrances Held

Local victims of drug overdoses were remembered at a series of Monday events held on “International Overdose Awareness Day.”

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Northampton Water Superintendent Placed On Paid Leave

City officials aren’t saying why Gregory Nuttleman has been relieved of his duties.

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Amherst Selectboard Approves Flying of USA Flags Every 9-11

The Amherst Selectboard has voted to finally go along with resident Larry Kelley’s request that the flags be flown annually.

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SJC Ruling Ends Greenfield Sex Offender Residency Bid

Greenfield's efforts to pass a new sex offender residency bylaw are over before they had a chance to get started

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UMass Gang Rape Defendant To Take Stand

Adam Liccardi is expected to testify on this final day of evidence before the jury gets the case

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21-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed In Springfield

David Steven Guasp of Springfield is the city's 14th homicide of the year

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Whately Firefighters Support Group Turns 75

The group most recently donated cash toward a project to upgrade the Whateley Elementary School playground

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Amherst Group Pushes For Town Government Changes

Amherst For All is looking to create a charter commission which they hope leads to a town government that's more responsive to residents' needs

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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

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

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.

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Hatfield Looks for New Fire Chief

Long-time chief William Belden is retiring November 30, ending a 47-year career with the department.

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Greenfield High School To Hold First Convocation in New Building

The new $51 million Greenfield High School hosts its first big event Monday. The 2015 school convocation will be held in the newly constructed high school auditorium.

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Hundreds Turn Out For Transperformance

Northampton's annual benefit musical festival, Transperformance, celebrated 25 years last night at Pines Theater in Look Park

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Text Messages Focus at UMass Gang Rape Trial

The defense says Adam Liccardi had consensual sex with the woman and stayed behind to comfort her after she was raped by one of his friends

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Charlemont Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Inspection

The state Department of Transportation has ordered that the West Oxbow Road Bridge be shut down because of structural damage

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Frozen Dead Animals Found In Springfield Home

An East Forest Park house found to contain 100 neglected animals also had 250 others that were dead and stuffed into freezers

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Homeowners Lock In Cheaper Heating Oil Winter Rates

Many Western Mass vendors say the lock-in rate for this year is $2.49 a gallon, which is $1.10 below last year

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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Fifty Animals Rescued From A Springfield Home

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Animal control officers raided the home on 99 Champlain Street and found multiple dogs, cats, birds and a variety of mice and other vermin.

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Jury Deliberates Third UMass Gang Rape Case

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Closing arguments were held yesterday in the trial of the third of four defendants accused of raping a UMass coed freshman in her dorm room in 2012.

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Local Overdose Remembrances Held

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette, vigil for opiod overdose deaths

Local victims of drug overdoses were remembered at a series of Monday events held on “International Overdose Awareness Day.”

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Northampton Water Superintendent Placed On Paid Leave

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City officials aren’t saying why Gregory Nuttleman has been relieved of his duties.