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Springfield Cops Endorse Vottero For DA

Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney.

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World Eye Bookshop In Florence To Close

The World Eye Bookshop in Florence is closing on Saturday.

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Swan Calls For Two-City Police Commission

The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.

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Northampton Housing Authority Director Retiring

Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.

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Exit 18 On-Ramp To Stay Closed For Now

It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.

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Dozens Indicted In Insurance Scam

The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.

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State To Purchase Rail Line

The state is planning to purchase nearly 50 miles of railroad track between Northfield and Springfield.

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Land Court Reverses Biomass Decision

The Massachusetts Land Court has reinstated a building permit for a proposed East Springfield biomass plant.

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UMass Mourns Loss Of James Foley

UMass Amherst is mourning the loss of foreign correspondent James Foley.

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Racial Tensions Addressed in Amherst

School officials in Amherst are hopeful this school year will see a reduced level of racial tensions.

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Friendly’s In Noho Closed

Friendly's Restaurant on King Street in Northampton has closed its doors for good.

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USDA Officials Tour Western Mass Farms

Federal officials are touring Western Mass farms and agriculture-related businesses.

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Volunteers To Weed Water Chestnuts

People who care about the Chicopee River will gather Sunday to help remove invasive water chestnuts.

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Northfield Select Board Hears From Kinder-Morgan

Northfield residents are skeptical about a plan by Kinder-Morgan to put a natural gas pipeline through their town.

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Mill And Connecticut Rivers High In Bacteria

Swimmers and boaters are advised to stay out of the Mill River and the Connecticut River until E. Coli levels subside.

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Northampton Pot Shop CEO Steps Down

The CEO of a proposed Northampton medical marijuana outfit is stepping down amidst accusations he lied on his resume.

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SJC: Child Porn Convict Can Keep Pension

The state’s highest court has ruled that a former Amherst High School teacher can keep his state pension despite a child pornography conviction.

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Holyoke Mall Gets Facelift

The Holyoke Mall is getting a facelift.

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Repeal Casino Fight Heats Up

Pro and anti-casino groups are launching their campaign operations this week, as voters will decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law.

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Black Man Replaces White Man on Amherst School Board  

Racial tensions in Amherst have led to the ouster of the regional school committee chairman.

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Northampton BID Trial Coming to a Close

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Closing arguments are expected today in a civil trial regarding the Northampton Business Improvement District.

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Holyoke to release records

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The Secretary of the Commonwealth has ordered the city of Holyoke to release public records to "MassLive and the Springfield Republican."

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Dog Bites Kids At Amherst School

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A rocky start in Amherst for the first day of school.

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Man Busted For Lewd UMass Incidents

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A Montague man has been charged in relation to a series of lewd incidents at UMass Amherst.

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Double Fatal In Easthampton

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Two people are dead after a head-on collision on Route 5 in Easthampton, and a Springfield man is under arrest.