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Vermont Yankee Closing Could Cost $1-Billion

We should know by the end of October how much it will cost to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

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UMass Police Suspend Confidential Informant Program

UMass campus police have suspended their confidential informant program after last week's "Boston Globe" article about a student who died of an overdose last year

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Southampton Residents Oppose Holyoke Proposal

A proposal to let Holyoke provide building inspection services to Southampton is being vigorously opposed by the town's residents

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Amherst Fire Dept Holds Pancake Breakfast

The Amherst Fire Department will hold its annual open house and pancake breakfast on Sunday

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Gov Candidates Debate in Springfield

The five candidates seeking to become Massachusetts' next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts

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Gov Patrick appoints State Rep to Nuke Board

A local state representative has been tapped to represent the commonwealth on an advisory board overseeing the closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant

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Cooley Dickinson Nurse Picket Averted

There will be no job action today by registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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Cop Hand-Breaker Denies Charges

Twenty-one-year-old James Nikolai has denied breaking the hands of two Amherst police officers in separate incidents Saturday

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V-One Vodka Founder Buys Church

The founder of V-One Vodka has purchased a church building in Hadley

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UMass Heroin Victim Was Police Informant

A UMass student who overdosed on heroin last year was working as an informant for campus police

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Florence Man Dead in Williamsburg Crash

A Florence man is dead after a high-speed crash in Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Hiker Rescued From Skinner State Park

An injured hiker is recovering after being rescued at night from the mountainside at Skinner State Park

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Ct. River Cleaner Today

The Connecticut River and its tributaries are much tidier this morning after the weekend's annual source-to-sea cleanup

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Man Drives Car Through Whately Barn

A motorist managed to escape injury after driving his Subaru station wagon through a tobacco barn in Whately

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Yik Yak Keeps Police Busy

People are asking "what the heck is Yik Yak" after two incidents in Ludlow and Holyoke

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Northampton Handicapped Parking Fine Could Rise

Parking illegally in a handicapped spot in Northampton could soon become more expensive

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Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

The Northwestern District Attorney's office is hosting a prescription drug take-back day tomorrow.

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Baker and Coakley Statistically Tied

A new poll shows Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley statistically tied in the governor's race.

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Oppenheim Denied New Trial

Convicted Easthampton child rapist David Fried Oppenheim has been denied a new trial

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Man Indicted In Library Fire; Whole Foods Assaults

Eric Bertrand has been indicted for setting a fire at Forbes Library in Northampton and for assaulting shoppers at the Whole Foods in Hadley

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The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in Washington

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A child hospitalized for less than 24 hours with Enterovirus D68 has died from the bacterial infection.

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Experts are monitoring "a handful" of people potentially exposed through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

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Vermont Yankee Closing Could Cost $1-Billion

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We should know by the end of October how much it will cost to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

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UMass Police Suspend Confidential Informant Program

UMass Amherst

UMass campus police have suspended their confidential informant program after last week's "Boston Globe" article about a student who died of an overdose last year