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Transperformance Rescheduled to Wednesday at Look Park

The music festival is celebrating its silver anniversary Wednesday with a theme of music from the silver screen


Downtown Amherst Crime Spree Continues

The M&M Links Jewelry Store and the Lime Red Teahouse are the latest targets to experience break-ins

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Dog License Scofflaw Crackdown in Greenfield

Starting September 1st, Greenfield police will issue court summonses to any owner who has failed to license their dog

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US Sen. Warren: “Too early to talk about” 2018 campaign

On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden held a private meeting with Warren in Washington as he considers a presidential run

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Trial begins for 3rd of 4 accused of 2012 UMass dorm rape

Jury selection is scheduled Monday for 20-year-old Adam Liccardi

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Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter for Northeast

The almanac, which hits the newsstands this week, predicts cold and snowy weather from Maine to Montana


CT River Tubing Accident Leads To Injury

The victim suffered a leg injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment

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Closed Hadley Diner Coming Under New Ownership

Local restaurateur Andy Yee has purchased the former Route 9 Diner, which plans to renovate into an eatery specializing in breakfast items and comfort foods. Yee has operated a number of restaurants in the valley, most recently the Fort/Student Prince in Springfield.

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Investigation Into Apparent South Deerfield Drowning

The "Greenfield Recorder" reports that an eight-year-old boy was about to go for a swim at 27 Captain Lathrop Drive when he found a woman's body at the bottom of the pool. She was removed and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

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Greenfield City Council Uses Rainy Day Funds to Stabilize Tax Rate

Despite unanimously passing Mayor Bill Martin’s proposal to use rainy day funds to stabilize the rising property tax rate for residents and businesses of Greenfield, the Council and residents are still concerned over the City’s property tax rate, the second highest in the State.


Easthampton Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

Police say Crista Zwolenski and Craig Lewis of Jackson Street took 3-thousand dollars, some latex gloves, and several packs of Newport cigarettes during the August 14th armed heist of the Northampton Street F.L. Roberts Mobil station.

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Greenfield Council Puts Non-Binding Plastics Ban Questions on Ballot

The Greenfield Town Council has voted to place three, non-binding questions on the November ballot asking if voters favor ordinances banning single-layer plastic bags, small water bottles and non-biodegradable food containers.

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Northampton Housing Authority Admits to Violating Open Meeting Law

The executive director and board of commissioners of Northampton's Housing Authority have admitted to violating the state's Open Meeting Law.


MA Casino Nets $8.9 million for the State in First Month

State gambling regulators say Massachusetts' first casino in Plainville made more than $18 million in gross gambling revenue in its first full month in business, generating $8.9 million for the state.

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Northampton’s Herrell’s Ice Cream is Expanding

Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton’s Thornes Marketplace is expanding and should be complete by early next year.

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Greenfield Mayor Martin Looking to Curb Tax Rate

Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin is asking approval from the Town council to use $1.4 million in rainy day funds in a stabilization account to stabilize the tax rate until this fall.

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Hadley Planning Board Still Concerned Over Size of Five College Library Annex

The Hadley Planning Board heard from a Five Colleges Inc. representative last night proposing a reduction in the size of its proposed Five Colleges Library Annex on the 45 acre parcel between Rocky Hill Road and North Maple Street.

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Williamsburg’s CRD Metalworks Owner Defies Order To Shut Down

CRD Metalworks owner Chris Duval says he will pay the $100 per day fine and remain in business despite being ordered to shut down by August 16th due to numerous zoning and wetland issues.

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Mayor Narkiewicz Concerned Over Housing Authority Firings

Northampton Mayor David Narkiewicz is calling on Northampton Housing Authority leaders to immediately review personnel actions and look into alleged conduct of both the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners relative to employment policies and possible violations of the state Open Meeting Law.

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Former Springfield Mayor Could Make Bid For Hampden County Sheriff

Former Springfield mayor, Mike Albano may be considering a bid for Hampden County Sheriff although, Albano says, he is focused only on his current position representing the region on the Governor's Council.

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Fifty Animals Rescued From A Springfield Home

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Animal control officers raided the home on 99 Champlain Street and found multiple dogs, cats, birds and a variety of mice and other vermin.

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Jury Deliberates Third UMass Gang Rape Case


Closing arguments were held yesterday in the trial of the third of four defendants accused of raping a UMass coed freshman in her dorm room in 2012.

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Local Overdose Remembrances Held

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette, vigil for opiod overdose deaths

Local victims of drug overdoses were remembered at a series of Monday events held on “International Overdose Awareness Day.”

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Northampton Water Superintendent Placed On Paid Leave

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City officials aren’t saying why Gregory Nuttleman has been relieved of his duties.

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Amherst Selectboard Approves Flying of USA Flags Every 9-11

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The Amherst Selectboard has voted to finally go along with resident Larry Kelley’s request that the flags be flown annually.