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Greenfield Woman Burned in Candle Fire

A woman in Greenfield was airlifted to Baystate Medical Center after her nightgown was set on fire by a candle

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Western Mass Pipeline Deal Hearing Set

A date has been set for next month's Western Mass hearing regarding the proposed Tennessee Natural Gas Pipeline


Two Bodies Found In Greenfield

Police are investigating after two bodies were found inside a Greenfield home

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Motorcyclist In Leverett Crash Dies

One of two motorcyclists hurt in a three-vehicle crash in Leverett Sunday night has died.

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Northampton Dog Park Hearing Packs Room

Hundreds who attended a hearing on the unofficial dog park want to continue to use the 280 acres off Burts Pit Road to walk, run, and walk their dogs.

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MA Senate freezes tax rate, hikes earned income credit

The Massachusetts Senate votes to freeze the state income tax rate at 5.15 percent


Hatfield, Montague Select Board Changes

Montague and Hatfield Select Boards both have new chairmen


Greenfield Citizens Concerned About Sex Offenders

Concerned Greenfield residents fear registered sex offenders may be living near a children's play area

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Southampton Fire Started By Cigarette

A fire that destroyed a Southampton home was sparked by a cigarette thrown into an area of bark mulch


Montague Has New Selectman

Richard Kuklewicz was the big winner in yesterday's three-way race for a lone seat on the selectboard


Springfield Council Wants Police Body Cams

The Springfield City Council has voted unanimously to support the use of police body cameras


Ludlow Hash Oil Smokers Go To Hospital

Two Ludlow High School students are recovering after smoking hash oil with an e-cigarette

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Armed Robberies Downtown Northampton

Police are searching for a suspect after two women were robbed in downtown Northampton on Sunday night

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Hearing Tonight On Northampton Dog Park

A public meeting tonight will consider the future of the so-called “dog park” on Northampton State Hospital land


Valley Quiets As Students Head Home

The Pioneer Valley is a little quieter this morning now that thousands of students have packed up their belongings and headed home.

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Texas Educator Addresses Smith Grads

Pioneering educator Juliet Garcia told Smith College graduates Sunday that places can be transformed through the power of education.

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Frances Crowe Conferred Honorary Degree

A 95-year-old Northampton peace activist was among those to receive an honorary degree from Smith College

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Bidwell To Run For Northampton’s Ward 2

Financial consultant Dennis Bidwell has announced that he’ll run for the Ward 2 City Council seat in Northampton

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Great New England Air Show to Impact Traffic

The Great New England Air show at Westover is expecting hundreds of thousands of people Saturday and Sunday.

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Chloe Rombach’s Dad Thanks EMS

The father of a woman hit by a car in Northampton made the drive from Marblehead Thursday to thank the first responders who saved his daughter’s life

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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has launched his campaign for a third term

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Mass Streams to Gain Federal Protections


More than half of Massachusetts’ streams will gain federal protections under a new rule signed by the Obama administration

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls


Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.

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Deadly storms destroy homes, set new rain record


Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas as torrential rains battered the state.