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Man Jailed After Violent Domestic Assault

An Easthampton man is held without bail after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend last week.

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Amherst Gears Up For Extravaganja

Amherst is gearing up for the annual Extravaganja festival on the town common Saturday.

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DPU Rescinds ‘Retroactive Recalculation’ Rule

The Department of Public Utilities has rescinded a rule that hit people with huge surcharges for switching electric companies.

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Vermont Yankee Hearing in Greenfield

Western Mass. residents have a chance tonight (Tuesday night) to ask some questions of an oversight committee overseeing the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant.

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Narkewicz Changes Course On Water And Sewer Rates

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has backed off from an attempt to raise water and sewer rates.

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Church bells to mark 2 years since Boston Marathon bombings

Bostonians will mark the second anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with a citywide moment of silence.

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Holyoke Fluoridation Issue Still On Table

The Holyoke Board of Health continues to consider a demand to stop fluoridating the city’s water.

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Car Jumps Curb in Amherst; Hurts Two

Two women are hospitalized after a car jumped a granite curb in Amherst and pinned them against a large cedar planter.

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100 Firefighters Put out Paper Mill Blaze

Firefighters from 17 departments spent most of Sunday battling an outdoor fire at the Erving Paper Mill.

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Greenfield Close to Hiring Assistant Superintendent

The Greenfield School Department is close to getting its first assistant superintendent for curriculum in close to 20 years

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Northampton School Budget OKd By Committee

The Northampton School Committee approved a 30.7-million-dollar budget which does not include a late start time provision for the High School.

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Body of Missing Amherst Man Found

Police have identified the body of a man pulled from the Bear Hole area of the Ashley Reservoir last night as that of a missing Amherst man.

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Union Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Holyoke Chief

The Holyoke patrol union has issued a vote of no confidence in Police Chief James Neiswanger.

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Class Action Settlement At Women’s Jail

Former inmates of the Chicopee Women’s Jail have reached a class action settlement against the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.

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Noho MMJ Co. Gets License To Grow Pot

New England Treatment Access gets the OK to grow medical marijuana in Franklin to sell at its Northampton dispensary.

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Baker Administration Reforms MMJ Licensing

The Mass Department of Public Health is streamlining the process for licensing medical marijuana facilities.

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Police Seek Missing Elderly Man

Amherst Police are searching for an elderly man who has gone missing.

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Woman Indicted In Vehicle Death of UMass Student

A woman from Cape Cod has been indicted in the death of a UMass student.

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Maya Lin To Design Neilsen Library Renovation

The Neilson Library at Smith College is slated for a hundred-million-dollar renovation.

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Congressman McGovern Announces Food Grants

Congressman Jim McGovern was at UMass Wednesday to announce federal grants for food-related research projects on campus.

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A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

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The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Amherst Solar Project May Still Have Life

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The company chosen to build a solar farm at the capped landfill in Amherst says it's still interested in the project.

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Leeds VA Staffers Disciplined After Assault

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Three staff members at the VA hospital in Leeds are being disciplined after failing to report an assault perpetrated by one of their co-workers.

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Northwestern DA Suspends Breathalyzer Evidence

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Northwestern DA David Sullivan is suspending the use of Breathalyzer tests in pending OUI cases.