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2 weeks ago

Western Mass Agencies To Split Opioid Grant Funding

Sheriff departments in all four Western Mass counties are included in 2.5 million dollars in new federal grant money to fight opiate abuse

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2 weeks ago

Baker OK With Quabbin Rattlesnake Release

Baker says the commonwealth needs to do what it can to preserve "indigenous species,

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2 weeks ago

Greenfield Man Faces Rape Charge

47-year-old Ronald Vatarano was arraigned Monday on charges of rape and indecent assault and battery

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2 weeks ago

Northampton Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit

Northampton settles a lawsuit related to police officer's alleged use of excessive force on a suspect

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Massachusetts Senate Passes Pay Equity Bill

The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill prohibiting employers from using gender to determine wage and other workplace compensation.

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2 weeks ago

“Extravaganja” Considering Move To Northampton

The April pro-marijuana festival would be a good fit for the fairgrounds and in celebrating its 25th anniversary, according to Director Bruce Shallcross.

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2 weeks ago

Erving Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Up I-91

State Police say 20-year-old Anthony Fortunado refused to stop for troopers on Springfield's Cleveland Street just before 11 Sunday morning.

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Lawsuit Against Turners Falls “Pumpkinfest” Thrown Out

"Pumpkinfest" Founder Michael Nelson announced this weekend that the court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a former Turners resident who says smoke from a grill which blew into his Avenue A apartment window during the 2011 event compromised his health.

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2 weeks ago

Belchertown School Employee Fired for Bringing Gun

Belchertown School Superintendent Karen Coffin says the female employee was dismissed after bringing the unloaded gun to the Chestnut Hill Community School on January 13.

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2 weeks ago

Home Sales Up in Franklin County, But Lags Behind Region

The region saw an 11.7% bump in sales of single-family homes last year, while Franklin County's sales only jumped 6.5%.

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2 weeks ago

Hatfield Special Town Meeting To Address Budget Gap

Tuesday at 7pm, residents will vote to close the 147-thousand dollar deficit, which was triggered by a series of accounting miscues and a water/sewer revenue shortfall.

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2 weeks ago

Bradley Airport Casino Proposed

The operators of Bradley International Airport have pitched opening a casino in six months at the airport's Sheraton Hartford Hotel, according to the "Hartford Courant."

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2 weeks ago

Downtown Springfield To Get Free Wi-Fi

According to Mayor Domenic Sarno, new wireless Internet "hot spots" will soon be established in Court Square and Steiger Park.

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2 weeks ago

Former South Hadley Teacher Sues Former Superintendent

Former Special Education teacher Russell Wilson accuses then-Superintendent Gus Sayer of false and defamatory statements resulting in the loss of his job ten years ago.

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Springfield Man Stabbed In Robbery

The man was knifed in the chest and robbed of $40 dollars by two men near School and Union streets

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2 weeks ago

Police Crack Down On Underage Drinking At Northampton Bars

Police will visit each bar over the next month to ensure that they are properly checking ID’s

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Erving Man Sues Over Porta-Potty Incident

Daniel Hammock has filed a civil suit for mental anguish after a portable toilet tipped over on him

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2 weeks ago

Rattlesnakes To Be Released At The Quabbin Reservoir

State environmental officials are moving forward with plans to set 150 rattlesnakes loose on an island in the middle of the reservoir

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2 weeks ago

No Sign of Missing Chicopee Teen After River Search

Crews spent much of Wednesday patrolling the South Hadley stretch of the river near where 18-year-old Briana Cuoco was last seen

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3 weeks ago

Trail Ends Near CT River for Missing Chicopee Girl

Eighteen-year-old Briana Cuoco was spotted near Bridge Street in South Hadley in the early morning hours of her disappearance, but police say there is no evidence that she ended up in the river.

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SJC Rules For Greenfield Big-Box Appeal

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According to the state Supreme Judicial Court, the opponent’s appeal of a building permit for the French King Highway store can now move forward.

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Four Arrests Result of Springfield Drug Raid

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More than a pound of heroin, a large quantity of crack cocaine and four loaded handguns were confiscated in the raid at 38 Denton Circle.