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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.

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Hatfield Looks for New Fire Chief

Long-time chief William Belden is retiring November 30, ending a 47-year career with the department.

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Greenfield High School To Hold First Convocation in New Building

The new $51 million Greenfield High School hosts its first big event Monday. The 2015 school convocation will be held in the newly constructed high school auditorium.

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Hundreds Turn Out For Transperformance

Northampton's annual benefit musical festival, Transperformance, celebrated 25 years last night at Pines Theater in Look Park

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Text Messages Focus at UMass Gang Rape Trial

The defense says Adam Liccardi had consensual sex with the woman and stayed behind to comfort her after she was raped by one of his friends

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Charlemont Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Inspection

The state Department of Transportation has ordered that the West Oxbow Road Bridge be shut down because of structural damage

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Frozen Dead Animals Found In Springfield Home

An East Forest Park house found to contain 100 neglected animals also had 250 others that were dead and stuffed into freezers

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Homeowners Lock In Cheaper Heating Oil Winter Rates

Many Western Mass vendors say the lock-in rate for this year is $2.49 a gallon, which is $1.10 below last year

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Transperformance Rescheduled to Wednesday at Look Park

The music festival is celebrating its silver anniversary Wednesday with a theme of music from the silver screen

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Downtown Amherst Crime Spree Continues

The M&M Links Jewelry Store and the Lime Red Teahouse are the latest targets to experience break-ins

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Dog License Scofflaw Crackdown in Greenfield

Starting September 1st, Greenfield police will issue court summonses to any owner who has failed to license their dog

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US Sen. Warren: “Too early to talk about” 2018 campaign

On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden held a private meeting with Warren in Washington as he considers a presidential run

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Trial begins for 3rd of 4 accused of 2012 UMass dorm rape

Jury selection is scheduled Monday for 20-year-old Adam Liccardi

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Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter for Northeast

The almanac, which hits the newsstands this week, predicts cold and snowy weather from Maine to Montana

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CT River Tubing Accident Leads To Injury

The victim suffered a leg injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment

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Closed Hadley Diner Coming Under New Ownership

Local restaurateur Andy Yee has purchased the former Route 9 Diner, which plans to renovate into an eatery specializing in breakfast items and comfort foods. Yee has operated a number of restaurants in the valley, most recently the Fort/Student Prince in Springfield.

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Investigation Into Apparent South Deerfield Drowning

The "Greenfield Recorder" reports that an eight-year-old boy was about to go for a swim at 27 Captain Lathrop Drive when he found a woman's body at the bottom of the pool. She was removed and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

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Greenfield City Council Uses Rainy Day Funds to Stabilize Tax Rate

Despite unanimously passing Mayor Bill Martin’s proposal to use rainy day funds to stabilize the rising property tax rate for residents and businesses of Greenfield, the Council and residents are still concerned over the City’s property tax rate, the second highest in the State.

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.