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Monte’s March To Span 41 Miles Over Two Days

He's hoping to surpass last year's $65,000 raised for the Food Bank. To donate, call 888-323-HOPE or go to WHMP.com.

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Columbus Day Under Scrutiny From Amherst Middle School Students

A group of eighth graders made a presentation to the Amherst Human Rights Commission making the case for the town to rename Columbus Day "Indigenous People's Day."


Frontier Regional Red Hawks Soar to Sixth Straight Volleyball State Title

The Red Hawks defeated Lynnfield High School in straight sets Saturday to win the Massachusetts Division III volleyball title, for the sixth consecutive year.

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One Killed, Two Charged in Springfield Pileup

21 year old Jeremy Ramos of Holyoke was struck and killed when he stopped to help.

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Northampton Hinge Owner Faces Drug Charges

29 year old Aaron Kater of Pelham is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

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Northampton Council Supports PILOT Program

Mayor Narkewicz says the PILOT program is one avenue he is seeking to draw new revenue without burdening city residents.


Deerfield Academy Opposes Natural Gas Pipeline

Deerfield Academy has joined the growing number of voices against the proposed pipeline, which is slated to pass within a half mile of the DA campus and Historic Deerfield.

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Amherst Armed Robberies Under Investigation

Both robberies were reported Wednesday at the Puffton Village and The Boulders apartment complexes near the University of Massachusetts campus.

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Amherst College Students Vote Against Mascot

Lord Jeff represents Lord Jeffrey Amherst, for whom the town is named, but who is blamed for a plan to spread small pox among Native Americans to wipe them out.

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Two Massachusetts Reps. back GOP Bill Curbing Syrian Refugees

Two congressmen - Reps. William Keating and Stephen Lynch - joined 45 other Democrats and all but two Republicans as the House passed the bill by a veto-proof 289-137 margin Thursday.

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AG: Study Shows No Immediate Need For More Gas Pipelines

The report released yesterday says the region can meet electricity needs through 2030 without additional natural gas capacity, even during the coldest winter days.


MGM Reiterates Commitment to Springfield Casino

MGM President William Hornbuckle says the proposed changes better fit the city’s existing architecture, and he reiterated the company’s commitment to building in Springfield.

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Greenfield Parking Garage Project Possibly Revived

Less than a month after declaring the project dead because due to a lack of financing, Mayor Martin says state officials have shown renewed support for the project.


Easthampton High School Identifies Student in Threat

Easthampton School Superintendent Nancy Follansbee says the student has been identified and is facing disciplinary action.

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Three Escape Westhampton Farm House Fire

Nine fire departments battled the fire on Parson's Family Farm property on Easthampton Road.

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Northampton’s Main Street Closed for Suspicious Package

The State Police Bomb Squad determined the package above the door at Casa Del Sol was a speaker wrapped in plastic.

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Holyoke Pedestrian Killed By Tractor Trailer

The woman was hit as she crossed Appleton and High streets at around seven Tuesday night.


Congressman Speaks Out on Governor’s Syrian Refugee Position

McGovern added that the United States has always stepped up to help the most vulnerable victims of war, and the Syrian crisis is no different.


Ware Hospital To Eliminate Inpatient Services

Baystate Health Systems has announced plans to end inpatient service at Mary Lane Hospital, effective next spring.

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Threats Force Evacuations At Two Local Schools

An administrator at South Hadley High School received a suspicious envelope with other envelopes inside and several stamps.

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Police arrest gunman after fatal siege at Colorado abortion clinic


Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.