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State To Outline Holyoke School Plan Today

State officials meet this morning to discuss a variety of issues, including its recent takeover of the Holyoke school system


Franklin Tech Votes On School Renovation 

Voters in the 19-town Franklin County Technical School District head to the polls today to vote on the first capital renovation in that school's history

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UMass, Baystate Health form new partnership

The University of Massachusetts and Baystate Medical Center have announced a new partnership

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Baker releases details, recommendations from opioid panel

A task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker says drug addiction must be considered a medical disease and has outlined a series of steps to fight opioid abuse


Montague Shooting Victim Released From Hospital

Montague Police have identified the victim of Tuesday night's shooting in downtown Turners Falls


Trial For Second UMass Gang Rape Suspect To Start

Opening arguments in the trial for 21-year-old Justin King's are set for today

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Greenfield Council To Vote on Tobacco Ordinance

The ordinance authored by Councilor Isaac Mass is intended to block new Board of Health regulations raising the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21

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Montague Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

Montague Police Sergeant Lee Laster says police received multiple 911 calls reporting multiple gunshots in the downtown area, and found a male victim


Jury selection continues for defendant in UMass rape trial

Jury selection for the trial of the second defendant charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room in October 2012 has started

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Community Helps Northampton Fire Victims

Friends and supporters are rallying around a Northampton couple whose home was destroyed by a Sunday night fire

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Former Northampton Mayor Sean Dunphy Dies

Former Northampton Mayor Sean Dunphy served three terms in the 1970s


Buckland Store Faces Tobacco Fine

A Buckland store will lose its tobacco sales license for a week for selling an e-cigarette to a minor

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Mass Maple Producers Have Record Breaking Season

Mass. maple producers had a banner year, making 75,000 gallons of syrup during the 2015 season

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Northampton Police Make Arrest in Armed Robbery

Northampton police made a quick arrest after a robbery at the Freedom Credit Union Thursday morning

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UMass Amherst Old Chapel Gets Federal Designation

The Old Chapel at UMass has been named to the National Register of Historic Places


UMass Tuition Could Be Going Up

A UMass Trustees subcommittee has recommended raising tuition and fees by 5 percent


Mass DPU Holds Pipeline Hearing Tonight in Greenfield

The DPU is holding a hearing on the Berkshire Gas Company's agreement to buy gas from the Northeast Direct Pipeline

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A “Most Wanted” Suspect Nabbed in Belchertown

A child abuse suspect on the state’s most wanted fugitives list is held without bail after being arrested in Belchertown


Olympics Committee Denies Offering Smith Prof a Job

Smith College professor Andrew Zimbalist says he was offered a consulting gig with the Boston 2024 Olympic bid group, but the organization denies that

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Pleasant St. Improvements Subject of Walking Tour

New curbs, a bike path that's separate from traffic, and crosswalk upgrades are all part of improvements the city of Northampton is considering for Pleasant Street

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Making headlines this week


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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall


A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks


The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color


A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.