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Larcency Charges Against Noho School Board Member Dropped

Northampton School Committee Member Blue DuVal no longer faces charges she stole a dog


Greenfield Budget Writers Work on Spending Plan

The Greenfield town council's Ways and Means Committee opens budget deliberations tonight

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Family: Video raises new questions about police killing

The family of a Boston man fatally shot by terror investigators says blurry surveillance video raises new questions about the incident.


Bail Reduced for Florence Man Charged with Child Rape

Bail has been reduced for a Florence man accused of molesting two young girls but not by as much as defense attorneys wanted


Greenfield Committee Considers Air Quality Standards

Strict new air quality standards will be considered by a Greenfield Town Council subcommittee tonight

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Cummington Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified

Nineteen-year-old Kyle Crosier of the Berkshire County town of Florida was killed in Sunday's crash

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Mayor Narkewicz Releases Names of Police Chief Finalists

NORTHAMPTON,MA-Mayor David J. Narkewicz’s office released a statement announcing that he is “pleased to announce that Jody Kasper and Marc…

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Northampton Police Chief Finalists to be Named

Mayor David Narkewicz will announce the finalist's names at 4 this afternoon, with an appointment expected within a week

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No Foul Play Suspected in Northampton Death

Northampton Police say foul play is not suspected in the discovery of a man's body behind the Big Y Supermarket this weekend


Greenfield Looks at New Senior Center

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission tackles the need for a new senior center

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Fire Damages South Deerfield Home

The state Fire Marshal is investigating a Sunday fire which destroyed a large section of a South Deerfield home

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UMass Tuition Could Rise

For the first time in three years, tuition at the University of Massachusetts may be headed up


Dark Moment in Northampton History Commemorated

A ceremony will mark today's 210th anniversary of the Daley and Halligan execution


Baystate Health Announces Layoffs in Springfield

Baystate Health Systems has announced a number of personnel cuts in the wake of a widening budget deficit


Pioneer Valley Regional Students Protest Classmates Missing Graduation

Students picketed Pioneer Regional School in protest of a superintendent’s ruling that nine members of the Class of 2015 will not be allowed to take part in Friday’s graduation

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Northampton Resolution Seeks Pipeline Transparency

A city council resolution addresses a series of natural gas moratoriums imposed by the Columbia and Berkshire gas companies,

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Northampton Police Chief Finalists To Be Named

Mayor David Narkewicz says he will announce the names of the finalists on Monday

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Springfield man performed illegal surgeries on dogs

A 49-year-old Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he performed unlicensed surgery on pit bulls and American bulldog puppies, which he breeds and sells out of his apartment


Sanders to March in Brattleboro Heifer Parade

Brattleboro is getting ready for its annual celebration of family farms, local food and rural life - the Strolling of the Heifers parade, featuring Bernie Sanders this year

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Marks Says Decision to Leave YMCA Was His

The exit of Hampshire Regional YMCA Director David Marks has nothing to do with the recent controversy over the Y's competitive swim program according to him

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