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1 week ago

Millionaire Tax Passes First Test

The House and Senate voted Wednesday in favor of advancing the 4 percent surtax on any income over a million dollars.

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1 week ago

Defendant in child rape trial takes stand in own defense

Prosecutors allege the 47-year-old Bush, of Grand Island, New York, molested the girl in her bedroom on multiple occasions while living in South Hadley.

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1 week ago

Five Meet Deadline For Northampton Council Race

The five are Ward 3 councilor Ryan O'Donnell, along with Simon Thompson, Blue DuVal, Marlene Morin and Andrew Smith.

Amherst Town Hall

1 week ago

Amherst Town Manager Choice Bows Out

Capriola says the salary being offered was too low. The Amherst Select Board now has to go back to the last of its finalists, Paul Bockelman, to try to negotiate a contract with him.

Northampton Housing Authority Cara Clifford

1 week ago

Northampton Official Helps Save Woman On Highway

Cara Clifford was heading home from work around 8:00 Tuesday night when she and her fiance came upon a Jeep in the breakdown lane near Exit 15 in Holyoke that was on fire.

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1 week ago

Springfield Police Investigation Shooting

It happened around 11 last night near the Basketball Hall of Fame's main parking lot.

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1 week ago

Some Buckland Residents Out of Water Thursday

Service will be interrupted on State and North streets for much of Thursday to allow for installation of a new water main.

Whately

1 week ago

Poor Air Quality for Frontier Administration Building

Could the Frontier School administration be moving to Whately’s new town offices?

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1 week ago

Smith Voke Trustees Submit New Plan for “Dog Park” Land

The wooded, state-owned property off Burts Pit Road has long been a popular spot for people to allow their dogs to run, even though it is not technically a dog park.

Amherst Town Hall

1 week ago

Amherst Still Hashing Out Deal with New Town Manager

Selectmen met in closed session last night to discuss Maria Capriola’s pact.

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1 week ago

Tight Race for Granby Selectboard

Stephen Chojanacki won the vacant seat by a mere six votes in yesterday’s balloting, beating out two other candidates.

Amherst Town Hall

1 week ago

Amherst Town Meeting Rejects Zoning Expansion of Jones Library

The plan to alter the zoning passed by two votes but fell far short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval.

northampton

1 week ago

Two More Vying for Vacated At-Large Council Seat

Former School Committee member Blue Duval and Marlene Morin have pulled papers to run for the seat, bringing the number of potential candidates to four.

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1 week ago

Southampton Man Raises $8,000 for Opioid Task Force

Jared Herman raised the money during a 2015 fundraising bike ride to Provincetown in honor of his brother, who died of a drug overdose.

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1 week ago

Rail Repair Needed After Charlemont Derailment

The 18-car Pan Am Railways line jumped the tracks near Route 8A Saturday. There is no word yet when the track may be ready for full service.

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2 weeks ago

UMass Students May Face Charges Over Bad LSD Trip

Bethlehem New Hampshire Police responded to a UMass Outing Club cabin on a report of an 18-year-old woman who was thrashing and out of control after allegedly taking the hallucinogenic drug.

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2 weeks ago

Shooter Shuts Down Berkshire Medical Center

Witnesses reported seeing Ducharme run toward the hospital, which was put on lock down while police searched the building.

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2 weeks ago

Northampton Woman New Court Judge

The Governor's Council has approved the nomination of Hampden County assistant juvenile court clerk magistrate Carol Shaw to the bench.

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2 weeks ago

Longer Hours for Greenfield High School

The Greenfield School Committee has approved a schedule change which will replace the traditional seven-period blocks with four longer blocks Mondays through Thursdays.

train tracks

2 weeks ago

No Injuries at Charlemont Train Derailment

A couple of the cars were carrying hazardous materials, none of which were found to be leaking.

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in National

‘Flags in’ for Memorial Day weekend

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The tradition marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities around the nation.

16 hours ago in Local

UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings

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UMass yesterday became the first major university to divest fossil fuel proceeds from its endowment.

16 hours ago in Local

Timber Rattlesnake Sanctuary on Hold

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The idea has been widely opposed by residents who live near the Quabbin and use it for recreation.

16 hours ago in Local

Easthampton Considers Plastic Bag Ban

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The idea is expected to be the focus of several more public meetings before it is brought to the full council for a vote.

17 hours ago in Local

Amherst Voters Nix Zoning Change

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Town meeting members voted to send the measure back to the planning board for further study.