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Kayem Foods Recalls Chicken Sausage

Massachusetts-based Kayem Foods is recalling more than 59,000 pounds of chicken sausage, because the meat may be contaminated with bits of plastic.

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Clark School Project Dead

An ambitious plan to redevelop the former Clark School for the Deaf into luxury apartments is officially dead.

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Amherst Drops Solar Farm Plan

Amherst has abandoned plans to build a solar farm on its old landfill.


Homeless Hotel to Become Applebees

A Holyoke homeless hotel will be torn down and turned into an Applebee’s.

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Fundraising Campaign for Crash Victim’s Family

An on-line fundraising campaign has been launched for the family of a man killed in motorcycle crash in Westhampton.

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Healey, Rosenberg Go To Bat For Narcan

Senate President Stan Rosenberg says the state should take steps to keep Narcan affordable.

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Gill Man Dead In ATV Accident

A 28-year-old man from Gill is dead in an ATV accident.


Northampton’s Bridge Road Remilling This Week

Bridge Road between Hatfield and King Street will be closed to eastbound traffic this week.

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Western Mass Runners Ran Boston Marathon

Local runners are back home after a cold and wet Boston Marathon.

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Tree Work to Close Mountain Road Next Week

Mountain Road (Route 141) will be closed during the day for most of next week so city and state crews can clean up the remaining debris from last October's microburst.

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Bay State Repeal Files Draft Ballot Petition

Bay State Repeal has filed a draft ballot initiative petition with the Attorney General’s office.

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Hadley Crash Sends Man To Hospital

A Sunday morning crash in Hadley has sent a 73-year-old Belchertown man to the hospital.

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Valley Firefighters Busy with Brush Fires

It was another tough weekend for brush fires in the area.


Extravaganja Event in Amherst is Peaceful

Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts crowded on the Amherst Town Common for the 24th--and possibly the last--"Extravaganja Festival."

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Plastic Bag Ban Passes First Vote in Northampton

The city of Northampton is close to becoming the first Pioneer Valley community to ban the use of single-layer plastic bags.

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Northampton Looks at Limiting Political Donations

Northampton city councilors have opened debate on an ordinance which would reduce the amount of money municipal candidates could accept from individual donors.

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Freeze on Noho Water-Sewer Rates

Northampton residents will continue to pay the same water and sewer rates next year


Holyoke Police Wrap Up 2-Week Surge

Holyoke Police are wrapping up Operation Full Throttle. Over the last two weeks police made more than 200 arrests.

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Amherst And Greenfield Get Downtown Grants

Amherst and Greenfield are among nine communities statewide to receive grants through the "Massachusetts Downtown Initiative."

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Gov. Baker seeks resignation of board that oversees MBTA

Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on members of the board that oversees the MBTA to resign.

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Legislators Soften New Headlights Law


The House has voted to soften the impact of a new law requiring motorists to turn on headlights when they're operating their windshield wipers.

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Easthampton Councilor Launches Re-election Bid


Easthampton City Councilor Jennifer Hayes has announced she's running for a second term.

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Police Chief And Minority Community To Meet

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Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri will take part in a public conversation about relationships between police and minorities.

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Northampton Man With Alzheimers Found

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A Northampton man with Alzheimer’s was found Monday after disappearing for four hours.

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Greenfield Teen Busted With Drugs


A Greenfield teenager has been arrested with LSD, cocaine, and ketamine.