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Northampton Councilor Receives Support for Police-Race Comments

A Northampton city councilor at the center of the local debate on institutional racism received strong support from residents at lat night's council meeting.

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Northampton Lumber Housing Project Vote Delayed

Proponents of a downtown Northampton affordable housing project will have to wait until next month for a final decision from the city council.

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Northampton Officials Still Eligible for Benefits

Northampton City Council and School Committee members will continue to be eligible to receive city health benefits after a council vote.

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Greenfield Economic Development Chief Placed on Leave

A key member of Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin's economic team has been put on paid administrative leave, but no one's saying why.

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Developer Secures Derelict Ehamp Building

An Easthampton developer has secured a derelict property following an order from the city's building inspector

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UMass Ending Confidential Information Program

UMass Amherst is ending it's campus police program that used students as confidential informants in drug investigations.

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Northampton Receives Opioid Coalition Grant

Hampshire County has landed a half million dollar grant for a new coalition to fight opioid addiction.

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Sarno ‘Blindsided’ By Homeless Influx

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is protesting the state's plan to relocate 175 homeless families from hotels in Holyoke and Chicopee to Forest Park.

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Western Mass Towns Get More Road Money

Towns and cities across Western Mass are getting notice of state funds to fix local roads.

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High Street In Holyoke To Reopen

High Street in Holyoke will open to traffic again today after progress is made in Essex House demolition.

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Climate Protesters To Obama: Kill Keystone XL

Pioneer Valley climate activists are joining their counterparts nationwide in asking President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Greenfield Youth Arrested with Sawed Off Shotgun

A Greenfield juvenile has been arrested after being found in possession of a sawed off shotgun.

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Cosby Cancels Worcester Appearance

Bill Cosby will not be doing a stand-up comedy show in Worcester next month.

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Man Threatens Murder Over EBT Card

A Springfield man is behind bars after threatening a store clerk with a knife.

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One Sent to Hospital in Southampton School Bus Incident

Southampton police are investigating a car crash that involved a school bus Tuesday.

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Gov. Baker, Democratic leaders hold 1st meeting

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has discussed the state's budget deficit with leaders including Senate President Stan Rosenberg, who says new taxes would be a last option

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Climate Activists Plan Rally in Northampton

Climate protesters in Northampton will add their voices to a national day of action

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Girl Who Fell off Chairlift Expected to be OK

A young girl who fell off of a chair lift at Berkshire East is expected to recover

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Contractor Fined By Osha

OSHA has issued fines for the second time to a Salem-based contractor working in Easthampton

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Man Embezzled From Friend’s Memorial

A former South Hadley man has pleaded guilty to embezzling from his high school classmate's memorial fund

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´╗┐Gov. Baker to visit blizzard-damaged towns

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Governor Baker will visit some of the areas hit hardest by the two-day blizzard.

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Call it Boston’s latest Big Dig

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Life is slowly returning to normal after a blizzard that left three feet of snow in some towns.

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No Cars Towed In Easthampton

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Police in Easthampton said practically every resident complied with the overnight parking ban.

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Jackknifed Truck On MassPike Spills Fuel

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Cleanup continues along the MassPike in Stockbridge after a tractor-trailer jackknifed westbound Tuesday afternoon.

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Holland Barn Burns During Snow Storm

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A commercial woodworking shop in the town of Holland is a total loss after burning to the ground in the middle of the snowstorm.