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2 weeks ago

Senator Warren Meets With Supreme Court Nominee

Warren said after the Thursday get-together that Garland has served his country with distinction and his nomination "deserves the serious consideration our Constitution requires."

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2 weeks ago

15 UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Protesters Arrested

The students, charged with trespassing, are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday

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2 weeks ago

Belchertown Driver Was Texting Before Crash

Police say Carl Cordes made the admission after he was extricated from the rollover crash

Amherst Town Hall

2 weeks ago

Amherst Charter Commission Looks To Hire Consultant

Amherst town meeting this year will vote on operational money for its newly-established charter commission

tax

2 weeks ago

Greenfield Restaurant Owner Guilty Of Tax Fraud

Goodie’s Restaurant owner Ioanis Dimitrou faces a potential three years in prison

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2 weeks ago

Verizon Workers Strike in MA And Other States

The union representing 36-thousand landline and cable employees has been working without a contract since August

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3 weeks ago

Baystate Dialysis Patients At Risk of Infection Due to Improper Procedures

The Mass. Department of Public Health inspection revealed a number of problems with Baystate dialysis operations, including failure to use protective gloves.

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3 weeks ago

Democrat Announces Bid for Senator Humason’s Seat

Southampton resident J.D. Parker-O’Grady has announced his candidacy, the first Democrat to do so.

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3 weeks ago

Fire Considered Suspicious at Athol Casket Company

The call came in at around 5:45 reporting fire at the Cambium Corporation casket factory on Main Street.

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3 weeks ago

Williamsburg House Fire Under Investigation

No one was hurt in the Goshen Road blaze, which displaced two people

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3 weeks ago

Western Mass Delegates Chosen For Democratic Convention

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, Springfield Reverend and School Committee member Calvin McFadden, Easthampton resident Nicole LaChapelle and recent UMass grad Noman Khanani were selected to represent Western Massachusetts Clinton support at the July convention in Philadelphia.

UMass Amherst

3 weeks ago

Police Search For Thieves Targeting Cars Around UMass

Amherst and UMass police are looking for two suspects who they believe are responsible for a series of car breaks in and around the Amherst campus.

I-91 viaduct

3 weeks ago

More I-91 Lane Closures Through Springfield This Week

The northbound Exit 8 off-ramp and one lane of I-91 north will be shut down overnights through Thursday of this week.

3 weeks ago

Montague Church Fundraising For Fire Victims

First Congregational Church of Montague clerk Ann Fisk says homeowners Michael and Marjorie Paton are friends of the congregation who run an Alzheimer’s disease support group there once a month.

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3 weeks ago

Money Approved For Northampton Sewer Repairs

The city council has given initial approval to $1.35 million dollars for a series of wastewater treatment plant repairs, one of several on this year's capital budget, which will receive final approval April 21st.

Rally in Solidarity with Northampton Restaurant workers

3 weeks ago

Northampton Council Called On To Pass Fair Wage Ordinance

At a rally last night of restaurant employees and their supporters, workers say some restaurants don’t pay a fair wage, and that even hurts other businesses that are following labor laws.

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

3 weeks ago

Northampton Businesses Fight Back On Water And Sewer Rate Plan

Last week, Coca Cola wrote a letter to the mayor, claiming the rate structure would disproportionately and unfairly impact its business.

Amherst Town Hall

3 weeks ago

Amherst Community to Discuss Rising Homelessness

The Amherst Business Improvement District is looking to meet with operators of the Craig's Place shelter and Amherst Police to talk about the growing numbers of homeless residents, and the impact they may be having on certain business owners.

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

3 weeks ago

Belchertown Police Chief Finalist Involved in Hazing Lawsuit

Northampton Police Lieutenant Robert Powers is among those named in the 2014 federal hazing and retaliation lawsuit filed against the Western Massachusetts Police Academy.

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3 weeks ago

Car Crashes into Northampton Organ Shop

Three women were inside the SUV when it struck the Walnut Street shop. It's not known what caused the crash.

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.