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Northampton’s Main Street Closed for Suspicious Package

The State Police Bomb Squad determined the package above the door at Casa Del Sol was a speaker wrapped in plastic.

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Holyoke Pedestrian Killed By Tractor Trailer

The woman was hit as she crossed Appleton and High streets at around seven Tuesday night.


Congressman Speaks Out on Governor’s Syrian Refugee Position

McGovern added that the United States has always stepped up to help the most vulnerable victims of war, and the Syrian crisis is no different.


Ware Hospital To Eliminate Inpatient Services

Baystate Health Systems has announced plans to end inpatient service at Mary Lane Hospital, effective next spring.

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Threats Force Evacuations At Two Local Schools

An administrator at South Hadley High School received a suspicious envelope with other envelopes inside and several stamps.

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Amherst Native Named Town Economic Development Leader

Geoffrey Kravitz will begin his duties early in the new year


Amherst Chief Has Theory On Heroin Potency

Fire Chief Tim Nelson believes the recent increased potency of heroin may be an unintended consequence of drug trafficking arrests


Teacher Gets Probation For Sexting Student

Michael Cieboter was sentenced to 18-months probation for sending the picture of his buttocks to a sixth-grader

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Crews Make Quick Work Of Deerfield Railroad Track Brush Fire

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a brush fire that broke out Monday near some railroad tracks in Deerfield


New Potent Strain Responsible for Heroin Overdose Spike

Over 27 overdoses have been reported since Thursday, a few of them fatal.

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Vigils Held for Paris Attack Victims

Those in attendance said the tragedy has had a profound effect on them, even though it happened far from our shores.


Turners Falls Man Airlifted After Tree Accident

The man was pruning a tree in front of his Oakman Street home when a large branch struck him in the head according to Montague Police.

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Smith Students Will Not Be Charged In Bomb Scare

Police say the students meant no harm when they placed box cameras in several downtown locations.

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Northampton Police Looking for Bank Robber

Police say a light-skinned man with blue eyes walked handed a teller a note and escaped with an amount of cash from the Northampton office of the Greenfield Savings Bank shortly after two.


Greenfield School Food Service Department Under Federal Investigation

The Greenfield School Committee has announced that the federal probe is related to alleged misuse of federal food reimbursement money.

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Possession

45-year-old Daniel Lorenz pleaded guilty to one count of federal child porn possession according to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.


MGM Casino Presentation Scheduled For Next Wednesday

November 18 at four pm marks the start of the public presentation MGM officials will make at City Stage.

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UMass Chancellor Responds to Million Student March

Meehan says he'd like more state funding for UMass, and after some wrangling with Senate President Stan Rosenberg, he was granted an extra $10.9 million to fund faculty raises.

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Smith Students Walk-Out in Solidarity With Racism Protesters

About 200 Smith students, faculty and staff stood in front of the Campus Center to call attention to what they say is racism on campus

Amherst Town Hall

Amherst Budget Chief Leaving

Finance Director Sanford Pooler is leaving early next year

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Climate Change Awareness Rallies Held In Amherst And Northampton


Members of "Climate Action Now" organized the Sunday night rallies in advance of United Nations climate change talks, which begin today in Paris.

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Girl Hurt In Fall From Holyoke Highway Overpass

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Holyoke Police say they were chasing the girl, who was a shoplifting suspect from a nearby CVS store, when she fell from the overpass onto train tracks below.

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West Springfield Woman Fatally Stabbed Following An Argument

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Thirty-one year-old Christen Longley pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Woman Found Dead in South Hadley River Not Yet Identified


The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the body was found near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, connecting South Hadley and neighboring Holyoke.