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Police: 5-year-old boy found dead wasn’t abducted

New York police investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy say a caretaker's initial report that he was abducted from an Albany-area home is false.

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Northampton Vote on Project Grant Delayed

Northampton's city council has delayed a vote on a CPA grant for a nonprofit to redevelop the former Northampton Lumber site

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Missing Orange Woman Found Dead

A missing Franklin County woman has been found dead in the Millers River

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Northampton Swears In Six New Cops

The Northampton Police Department has sworn in six new full-time officers

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Newly-Minted Firefighters Graduate

The Massachusetts Fire Academy has sent 22 new graduates out into the world after an intensive, six-month firefighter training program

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Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee

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UMass Chancellor Leaving

UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland

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Narkewicz To Seek Five Liquor Licenses

The mayor of Northampton wants to ask the state legislature for five more liquor licenses

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Former Southampton Fire Chief Fined

A former Southampton Fire Chief has been fined 75-hundred dollars for violating state ethics law

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Easthampton Mayor Gets A Raise

The next mayor of Easthampton will start work with a salary of 75-thousand-dollars

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New Anti-Pipeline Coalition Formed

The Franklin Land Trust and seven other environmental organizations are banding together to fight the Tennessee Gas Pipeline

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King Street Liquors Loses License

King Street Liquors in Northampton has lost its license for two months

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Cosby’s Wife Defends Him

Bill Cosby's wife is defending her husband from rape allegations

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Patrick uncertain on future plans

Governor Patrick says he still has made no decisions about his future after leaving office

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Victim ID’d In Deadly Crash

The victim of a deadly Belchertown car crash has been identified as Keely Walsh of Lancaster

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I-91 Fatal Crash in Enfield Snarls Traffic

Traffic is flowing on I-91 south again after last night's fatal crash in Enfield, Connecticut

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Health Aide In Court For Stealing Pills

A home health aide from Florence is in court on charges of stealing prescription meds

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Woman Hit By Car Remains Critical

A Northampton woman hit by a car last week remains in critical condition and has been transferred to a Boston hospital

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Patrick: protests should help bridge fears

Gov. Deval Patrick hopes the national focus on police killings of unarmed black men leads to "a broader and deeper understanding."

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Settlement Reached In Gfld Police Brutality Case

The town of Greenfield has reached a settlement with a Hatfield man who was tasered by police

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