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1 week ago

Lawmakers To Consider Raising Tobacco Sales to 21 Statewide

A number of towns have already implemented similar regulations, including Amherst, Greenfield and Montague, but the bill set to be debated Thursday would set the statewide sales age to 21.

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1 week ago

Opening Day for Amherst Farmer’s Market Expected Quieter than Usual

It will be a somewhat quieter opening weekend than in year's past for the market, which will not, for the first time in almost three decades, have to deal with the pro-marijuana "Extravaganja" rally, which moves this year from Amherst to the Northampton Three County Fairgrounds.


1 week ago

Deerfield Town Meeting Tonight

Residents will be asked to approve a budget which is roughly three percent higher than last year.


1 week ago

Movement to Dedicate New Greenfield Senior Center

The idea was put forth by Greenfield Town Council President Isaac Mass, who says John Zon did more than anyone to try and secure a new site for a Greenfield Senior Center, which will be part of the new center when it eventually does open.

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2 weeks ago

Hampshire Protests Force Cancellation Of Classes

The recent protests on the Hampshire College campus are related to student displeasure over the administration's handling of a number of sexual assault cases.

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2 weeks ago

Berkshire Gas: Moratorium Not Ending

Berkshire officials say there is still not enough gas capacity to warrant lifting the moratorium.

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2 weeks ago

UMass President Promises Action On Fossil Fuel Divestment

University President Marty Meehan has agreed to stand by protesters demanding the school commit to divesting from fossil fuel companies.

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2 weeks ago

Northampton Council Finalizes New Water And Sewer Rates

A week after Mayor David Narkewicz faced strong objections from business and property owners on fee increases, the city council has voted overwhelmingly for the changes.


2 weeks ago

Massachusetts Landmarks Lit in Purple to Honor Prince

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker asked the state Department of Transportation to light Boston's Zakim Bridge in purple Thursday night in honor of the pop superstar's life.


2 weeks ago

Kinder Morgan Suspends Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline

Citing lack of committed prospective customers and a "low-price environment," the board thought it would be a poor business investment to continue the $3.3 billion dollar project.

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2 weeks ago

Western Mass Under Fire Watch

A number of fires were reported yesterday, including in Holyoke, where 12 acres burned.


2 weeks ago

Senate Subcommittee To Hold Hearing on Proposed Pipeline

The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change has scheduled the hearing for May third at the State House.

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2 weeks ago

UMass Protests Continue, Urging Full Divestment

The “Divest UMass” protest entered its second week with students demanding a commitment from University President Marty Meehan that it not do business with such companies, which the university says makes accounts for about one percent of its holdings.

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2 weeks ago

Man Found Hanging off of Northampton Bike Path

The 37-year-old man was discovered near Hatfield and Locust streets Friday morning.

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2 weeks ago

Springfield Falcons Moving To Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes have announced that the Springfield Falcons will be leaving for Tuscon starting next season, leaving Springfield without an AHL franchise for the first time in 20 years.


2 weeks ago

Greenfield Council To Reconsider Funding New Senior Center

The council last month rejected a plan to build a $5.25 million dollar facility.


2 weeks ago

Local Police: No Evidence Of Stronger Heroin

Amherst fire officials say a recent overdose may not have been the result of a stronger grade of the drug


2 weeks ago

Greenfield Considers A Municipal Power Plant

The Town Council will be asked to borrow five-million dollars to create the town’s first-ever municipal light plant

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2 weeks ago

Amherst Town Manager Finalist Accepts Another Deal

William Fraser says the renewal of his contract with Montpelier Vemont does not change his interest in the Amherst job

The damaged Calvin Theater sign in Northampton, Monday, April 18, 2016.

2 weeks ago

No Decision On When Calvin Sign Will be Repaired

Owner Eric Suher says he hasn’t decided when the letter will be restored

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Federal Energy Regulators Urged to Officially Dismiss Kinder Morgan Pipeline


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Preservation Efforts Stall in Northfield


Seller Northfield Mount Hermon School dropped out of the deal over the weekend.

14 hours ago in Local

Northampton Appoints First Female Public Works Director

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Mayor David Narkewicz has appointed Donna LaScaleia to the post. She is the former director of Green Mountain Energy in Vermont.