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Habitat Home Completed in Northampton

A Habitat for Humanity home has been completed for a Northampton family on Garfield Ave.

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Funnel Cloud In Springfield Sunday

The National Weather Service has confirmed the sighting of a funnel cloud in Springfield Sunday afternoon

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Pro-Gaza, Pro-Israel Protests In Northampton

A silent protest march in Northampton Friday expressed solidarity with Gaza and condemned the Israeli military campaign

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Rep. Neal Against Housing Kids at Westover

Congressman Richie Neal is against using Westover Air Reserve Base temporary housing for a thousand child refugees

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Hadley Farm Stand Thieves Busted

Hadley police have arrested two men for stealing a cash box from a farm stand

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Belchertown State School property to be assisted living complex

Close to $4 million dollars in state money is being made available to clean up the former Belchertown State School property.

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Road closing during construction project

Damon Road will be closed to through traffic for much of the weekend because of a railroad crossing construction project.

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Synagogue receives anonymous donation

A local synagogue is $10-thousand dollars richer today.

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Fire chief steps down after dispute

A dispute with the Board of Selectmen has triggered the resignation of Rowe's long-time fire chief.

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Route 202 closing due to accident

Police say a man experiencing a medical condition may have triggered the crash which forced the closure of Route 202.

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State lottery exceeds fiscal expectations

It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.

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Shark Finning banned in Massachusetts

The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.

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Man pleads not-guilty to relationship with underage girl

A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

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Detox center to open

A new in-patient detox center is in the works for Franklin County.

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Funeral home hit with another lawsuit

A third lawsuit has been filed in connection with the alleged mishandling of remains at a now-closed South Hadley Funeral home.

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Camera belonging to photojournalist stolen from car

Police are investigating the theft of a camera belonging to a former foreign war correspondent.

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House destroyed by fire in Northampton

A massive overnight fire has destroyed a large luxury home.

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Demolition on historic barn delayed

A historic barn will remain standing for at least a little while longer.

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Selectman pushes for saftey measures on bridge

The chairman of the Gill Board of Selectmen is calling for a push for greater safety measures along the French King Bridge.

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Town considering options for Lunt Field

Officials are developing a future re-use plan for the Lunt Field complex off Kenwood Street.

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Habitat Home Completed in Northampton

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

A Habitat for Humanity home has been completed for a Northampton family on Garfield Ave.

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Funnel Cloud In Springfield Sunday

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The National Weather Service has confirmed the sighting of a funnel cloud in Springfield Sunday afternoon

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Pro-Gaza, Pro-Israel Protests In Northampton

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A silent protest march in Northampton Friday expressed solidarity with Gaza and condemned the Israeli military campaign

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Rep. Neal Against Housing Kids at Westover

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Congressman Richie Neal is against using Westover Air Reserve Base temporary housing for a thousand child refugees