Racial Tensions Addressed in Amherst

School officials in Amherst are hopeful this school year will see a reduced level of racial tensions.

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Friendly’s In Noho Closed

Friendly's Restaurant on King Street in Northampton has closed its doors for good.


USDA Officials Tour Western Mass Farms

Federal officials are touring Western Mass farms and agriculture-related businesses.


Volunteers To Weed Water Chestnuts

People who care about the Chicopee River will gather Sunday to help remove invasive water chestnuts.


Northfield Select Board Hears From Kinder-Morgan

Northfield residents are skeptical about a plan by Kinder-Morgan to put a natural gas pipeline through their town.


Mill And Connecticut Rivers High In Bacteria

Swimmers and boaters are advised to stay out of the Mill River and the Connecticut River until E. Coli levels subside.


Northampton Pot Shop CEO Steps Down

The CEO of a proposed Northampton medical marijuana outfit is stepping down amidst accusations he lied on his resume.


SJC: Child Porn Convict Can Keep Pension

The state’s highest court has ruled that a former Amherst High School teacher can keep his state pension despite a child pornography conviction.


Holyoke Mall Gets Facelift

The Holyoke Mall is getting a facelift.


Repeal Casino Fight Heats Up

Pro and anti-casino groups are launching their campaign operations this week, as voters will decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law.


Black Man Replaces White Man on Amherst School Board  

Racial tensions in Amherst have led to the ouster of the regional school committee chairman.


Patrick Re-files Liquor License Cap Lift

Governor Patrick has refiled legislation to lift the state's liquor license cap.


Woman Killed In Head-On Crash

A woman is dead and her driver badly injured after a head-on crash on Route 2.

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Big Water Main Break Impacts Region

Five communities are under a mandatory water restriction.


Springfield Group Stands With Ferguson

The Springfield group Arise for Social Justice is demonstrating in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri.


Northampton Imposes Water Ban

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to spare.


Decision on Single Umass Rape Trial Delayed

Prosecutors say four men charged with raping a UMass student in her Amherst dorm room in October 2012 should be tried together.

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Flash Floods Inundate Western Mass

Western Mass is drying off after yesterday's flash floods.

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Backyard Chicken Case Up For Trial

A backyard chicken case is making its way through Hampshire Superior Court.

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Bread and Puppet Tonight In Easthampton

The legendary Bread & Puppet Theater brings a performance of its classic work "Fire" to Park Hill Orchards in Easthampton tonight.

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Friendly’s In Noho Closed

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Friendly's Restaurant on King Street in Northampton has closed its doors for good.