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Eversource, National Grid Ordered To Refund Rate Recalculation Charge

The state Department of Public Utilities has ordered Eversource and National Grid to reimburse customers who were hit with a one-time electric rate recalculation for switching carriers in an attempt to avoid large rate hikes imposed by those companies.

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MRSA Cases At Westfield Youth Service Center

A number of cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been reported at the Westfield Youth Service Center.

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Chicopee Pool To Remain Open This Week

The Rivers Park Pool was supposed to close for the year on Sunday, but due to the forecast, the city's Parks and Recreation Department decided to keep the pool open between 1pm and 5pm this week.

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Teen Hiker Injured In 80 Foot Ashfield Fall

After a weekend hiking accident in Ashfield, a 13-year-old boy was helicoptered to Baystate Medical Center after sliding 80 feet down steep slope at Chapel Brook Reservation.

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Child welfare workers visited home days before death

Officials say state child welfare workers visited the Massachusetts foster home of a 2-year-old girl three days before her death, but did not disclose the reason for the visit or what was found.

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Easthampton Police Seeking Convenience Store Robber

Easthampton Police are asking the public's help in catching an armed robber who held up the F.L. Roberts Mobil Station on Northampton Street at gunpoint at around 11pm on Friday night.

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Springfield I-91 Speed Limits Reduced For Construction

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has ordered that speed limits on I-91 in Springfield be reduced from 50mph to 40 miles per hour beginning Tuesday.

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Hadley Planning Board to Discuss Five College Library Annex

The hearing is the continuation of a July discussion on the Five College Consortium's planned library annex set to be constructed on an empty parcel of land between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road.

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AG Healey remains strong backer of Planned Parenthood

A renewed focus on Planned Parenthood is highlighting Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's strong support of the group

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Cape Cod beaches close after great white shark attacks seal

Two Cape Cod beaches closed after visitors spotted a great white shark biting a seal and spitting it back out onto the beach

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Rosenberg Will Host September Pipeline Hearing

Senate President Stan Rosenberg will host a public comment session on the Kinder Morgan project September 10th at GCC

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15 To 20 Year Sentence for Springfield Man in Motor Vehicle Homicide

James Ainsworth was high on heroin when his SUV slammed into a motorcycle, killing Edward McGrath of Holyoke and his daughter Brittany

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Three South Hadley Alcohol Vendors Caught Selling To Minors

Two restaurants and a package store received the warnings this week from South Hadley Selectmen after they were caught selling to underage customers

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Deerfield Holds Pipeline Public Forum

The comments generated at the meeting will be added to Deerfield's report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Rosenberg Pushes For Natural Gas Moratorium Removal

Rosenberg has written to the company, demanding that it lift the moratorium because of its impact on the local economy

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Williamsburg Metalworks Owner Ordered To Cease Operations

Chris Duval has been issued a cease-and-desist order by the town of Williamsburg, which is denying his CRV Metalworks a special permit

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Bike Thefts Investigated in Amherst

Police say many of the ten bikes stolen had been left unchained

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Ware FD Gets A Piece Of World Trade Center Wreckage

A piece of metal from the building was delivered to the town's Fire Department

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Hatfield man pleads guilty to crash that killed friend

A Hatfield man who crashed his car, killing one of his best friends, has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail

Western Mass Case Workers Mourn Murdered Vermont Colleague

Massachusetts social workers say the case of a slain Vermont DCF worker highlights the dangers they face every day

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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Fifty Animals Rescued From A Springfield Home

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Animal control officers raided the home on 99 Champlain Street and found multiple dogs, cats, birds and a variety of mice and other vermin.

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Jury Deliberates Third UMass Gang Rape Case

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Closing arguments were held yesterday in the trial of the third of four defendants accused of raping a UMass coed freshman in her dorm room in 2012.

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Local Overdose Remembrances Held

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette, vigil for opiod overdose deaths

Local victims of drug overdoses were remembered at a series of Monday events held on “International Overdose Awareness Day.”

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Northampton Water Superintendent Placed On Paid Leave

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City officials aren’t saying why Gregory Nuttleman has been relieved of his duties.