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Open Meeting Complaint Filed in Amherst

An Amherst man has filed a complaint with the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, claiming the board violated the state's open meeting law.

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One Dead in Double Holyoke Shootings

Two people were shot overnight in Holyoke, and one of them has died.

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Pipeline Planners Won’t Avoid Conservation Land

Kinder Morgan says it has no plans to avoid state conservation land if it's allowed to lay a natural gas pipeline across the state's northern tier.

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Noho BID Lawsuit Finally Getting Heard

A long-anticipated civil lawsuit is being heard in Hampshire Superior Court this week.

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Valuable Instrument Stolen in Amherst

A valuable violin has been stolen from an Amherst home.

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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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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Funeral Set For Victims of Ehamp Motorcycle Crash

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A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash

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Holyoke Water Plant On Agenda

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Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant

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UMass Students Keep Police Busy

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Students from UMass are already keeping the Amherst police department busy