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UMass Senior Sues Police Over Blarney Blowout

A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.

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MA Could Face $1.5 Billion Budget Shortfall

A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.

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UMass President Search to Start

The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.

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Woman Dead In Bernardston Crash

A 24-year-old woman is dead after a single-car crash in Bernardston.

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Nashawannuck Pond Boardwalk On Track

Outdoor construction of the Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk in Easthampton continues throughout the winter.

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Granby Man Sent to Jail on Child Porn Charges

A Granby man who admitted to child porn charges and hacking college student computers to get their pictures has been sent to prison.

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Greenfield Schools Not in Compliance With ELT Grant Terms

Some potentially disturbing news today regarding the Greenfield School Department's "expanded learning time" program.

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Hatfield Man Indicted In Fatal Crash

A Hatfield man has been indicted on motor vehicle homicide charges.

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Worthington Fire Chief Steps Down, Others Follow

The fire chief in Worthington has stepped down during an investigation by the Attorney General's office.

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Paul McCartney Skis In Vermont

If you saw Paul McCartney skiing at Bromley Mountain in Vermont on Sunday, you were not imagining things.

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Second Cash Mob Set for Greenfield Donut Shop

Supporters of Adams Donut Shop in Greenfield have announced another "cash mob" event this Saturday.

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Catholic High Schools To Merge

Cathedral and Holyoke Catholic High Schools will be merged according to Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski.

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UMass Players Part Of Destructive Party

UMass football players were among those involved in an out-of-control party in Hadley over the weekend.

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Local Bank Merger Approved

Federal regulators have approved a merger between Greenfield Cooperative bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank.

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Deerfield Police Say Teens Stole From Construction Sites

Two teenage boys from Southampton and Worthington have been arrested after being found with stolen power tools.

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Clock ticking for Massachusetts residents seeking insurance

Massachusetts Health Connector is extending hours and adding workers at its walk-in and call centers ahead of Monday's deadline to complete an application and pick a health plan.

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Northampton Man Victim of Check Scam

Police issue warning after a Northampton resident is victimized by a check scam.

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Woman Arraigned In Death Of Child

A West Springfield woman has been indicted for motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of drugs.

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Holyoke’s Mayor Wants in on Olympics

The mayor of Holyoke is suggesting that if Boston is awarded the 2024 Olympics, his city should be tapped to host volleyball matches.

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Marijuana Convention Held in Boston

Marijuana fans converged on Boston this weekend for a two-day convention about all things pot-related.

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