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Northampton Chief Swearing-In on Tuesday

Captain Jody Kasper is set to be sworn in Tuesday at the Northampton Academy of Music

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Erving Town Meeting to Consider Pipeline Resolution

The ongoing political battle over a proposed natural gas pipeline moves tonight to the town of Erving

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Northampton Ass’t Tax Collector Placed on Leave

Mayor David Narkewicz isn't talking much much about the June 15 decision to place Deborah Dunphy on leave

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Easthampton Mayor Kicks Off Re-Election Bid

Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux has kicked off her campaign for a second two-year term

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Springfield Supports MGM Casino Delay Request

Springfield officials support MGM Springfield request to delay the opening of its new casino until September 2018

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Northampton Medical Pot Dispensary Opening In The Fall

New England Treatment Access plans to begin serving clients in September.

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Springfield Viaduct Meeting Draws Skeptics

State officials say the planned reconstruction of I-91 will only add 15 minutes to the average commute, but residents aren’t buying it

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Deerfield River Tubing Company Opens Despite Objections

A river tubing company opens for the season this weekend without the town of Deerfield's blessing

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Warren to Speak at Liberal Blogger Convention

Warren will appear at next month's Netroots Nation convention of liberal bloggers and activists

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Massachusetts’ first slots parlor is open for business

The state's first slots parlor opened for business in Plainville to a large and eager crowd of gamblers

Justin King

Second Man Convicted in UMass Gang Rape Case

A jury convicts Justin King of rape related to an incident where he and three other men allegedly forced themselves on a drunk freshman

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High School Psychologist Leaves Amid Sex Crime Revelation

A school psychologist is leaving his post amid the revelation of his involvement in an alleged sex crime in Connecticut

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Greenfield Council Adopts Budget

The town council last night signed off on a $46-point-5 million dollar budget as recommended by Mayor Bill Martin

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Greenfield Considering Downtown Cultural District

Residents and business leaders have expressed support for a Greenfield Town Council resolution to establish the new cultural district

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Alleged UMass Rapist Says Sex Was “Consensual”

A Pittsfield man accused of helping gang-rape a UMass coed says her recollection of that night is much different than his

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Easthampton Mother And Daughter Charged In Drug Scam

A mother and daughter have been indicted in connection with an alleged scheme to illegally purchase narcotics from local pharmacies

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Storms Damage Westfield Mobile Home Park

Strong storms have rolled through the state, downing trees and power lines in some areas

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Franklin County Tech Renovation Vote Passes

Voters in all 19 Franklin Tech district towns approved three ballot questions related to the first capital renovation in Franklin Tech history

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Northampton Summer Concert Series Returns

The Northampton Summer Concert Series will be held on the Old Courthouse lawn over five Fridays

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Union Station Project Gets State Funding

Springfield is receiving new state and federal money to finished the long-awaited Union Station project

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A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

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A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.