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Plans for the Retreat Withdrawn

Landmark Development has withdrawn its plans to build a controversial student housing complex in Amherst

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Biting Pit Bull Apprehended

A pit bull who bit two girls at Crocker Farm elementary school in Amherst has been apprehended

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Summit House Celebration Held

The reopening of the historic Summit House on Mount Holyoke at Skinner State Park has been celebrated with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting

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State Primary Election Today

It's primary election day, with statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and treasurer

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104th Fighter Wing Pays Respects To Fontenot

The 104th Fighter Wing has said goodbye to Lieutenant Colonel Morris Fontenot

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Microburst Hits Franklin County

The National Weather Service has confirmed a microburst hit Franklin County Saturday

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Stolen Car Pulled From Ct. River

(Northampton, MA)  – Police have pulled a stolen car out of the Connecticut River in Northampton near Hockanum Road.  The…

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Man Hurts Head in Amherst Bike Crash

A man is recovering from a serious head injury after falling from his bicycle in Amherst

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UMass Amherst Unions to Rally

UMass unions are staging a rally on campus today

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Chicopee And Holyoke Big For Homeless Hotels

Chicopee is number-one in the state for hosting homeless families in hotels. Holyoke is a close second

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Easthampton Murder Trial Begins Monday

The murder trial of a man accused of stabbing his Easthampton girlfriend begins Monday.

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Grow Food Northampton Director Stepping Down

The founding director of Grow Food Northampton is stepping down

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Amherst Dogs Banned From Schoolyards

Dogs in Amherst will no longer be allowed on school property during school hours

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Dog Killed in Easthampton Break-In

Easthampton police are investigating what they call an unusual case of animal cruelty. A toy poodle was killed during a daytime burglary

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Easthampton Council OKs New Football Field

The Easthampton City Council has approved 280-thousand for a new football field

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Former Gas Station Torn Down

A former gas station in downtown Florence has been torn down. A new, two-story brick building will go up in its place.

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Counterfeit DVDs Found At Flea Market

Police will file criminal charges after confiscating 500 counterfeit DVDs from the Olde Hadley Flea Market

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Lee Hawkins Dies at Home in Northampton

90 year old Lee Hawkins of Northampton, who planned her death by stopping eating and drinking, has died.

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Mt. Holyoke To Allow Transgender Students

Mount Holyoke College has changed its policy and will allow transgender women to enroll

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Narkewicz Launches ZipCar Program

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has officially launched the city's downtown Zipcar program

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