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UMass Pays Half-Million To Control Blarney

UMass Amherst says it spent half-a-million dollars to control the Blarney Blowout.


South Hadley Man Charged With Stabbing Brother

A South Hadley man is being held without bail after being arraigned on charges he tried to kill his brother.


Woman Dead In Brimfield MassPike Crash

A 22-year-old Taunton woman is dead after a crash on the MassPike near the Brimfield-Warren line.

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Deval Patrick To Make $7,500 A Day Promoting Olympics Bid

Former Governor Deval Patrick will get 75-hundred dollars per day when he travels in support of bringing the Olympics to Boston.

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Greenfield Activist Dies at 91

One of the founding members of Greenfield's Farmers Market has died. Juanita Nelson was 91.

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Blarney Blowout Deflated

Police and UMass officials managed to keep the Blarney Blowout under control this year with only six arrests.


No Charges In Easthampton Standoff

No charges will be filed against an Easthampton man who held police at bay on Thursday.

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Fire At Grain Mill Caused By Welders Torch

A fire which damaged a former grain mill in East Deerfield early Friday was caused by a welder's torch.

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South Hadley Stabbing Suspected Arrested

A suspect is in custody after a stabbing in South Hadley Saturday morning.


Baker Opioid Task Force to Meet at GCC

A task force created by Governor Charlie Baker to tackle the state's heroin and prescription drug abuse crisis will meet at GCC

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Northampton Gets Tougher on Snow Removal

The city council has given initial approval to an updated snow removal ordinance which makes failure to clear sidewalks a civil offense, punishable by a new fine structure.


MGM-Springfield to Break Ground March 24

MGM has been soliciting contractors interested in working on the 800-million-dollar casino project.


Demand Skyrockets For Holyoke Charter School

The annual lottery for admission into the Holyoke Community Charter School drew 632 families this year.

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Great Horned Owl Inspires Pet Warning in Northampton

City Councilor Paul Spector is warning residents about a great horned owl that has taken up residence near Massasoit Street.

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Armed Standoff In Easthampton

A Thursday afternoon armed standoff in Easthampton has ended peacefully.

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UMass Concert Counters Blarney Blowout

UMass Amherst has planned a free concert on Saturday featuring Kesha, Ludacris, and Juicy J.

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Barn Roof Collapses In Granby

An antique barn in Granby has collapsed under the weight of the snow.

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A2Z Under New Ownership

The A2Z Science and Learning Center in downtown ownership is under new ownership.

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Northampton Snow Scofflaws Could Pay More

Northampton home owners who don't clear snow and ice from their sidewalks could soon see tougher enforcement measures.

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Monte Camps Out for Cancer Connection

Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.

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8-10 Year Sentence in UMass Gang Rape Case


A Pittsfield man convicted of raping a UMass student has been sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison.

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Education Fuels Hampshire County Economy

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Knowledge continues to fuel the Hampshire County economy according to Northampton Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Beck

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Hinge Nightclub Up For License Hearing


Hinge nightclub at 48 Main Street will be called before the Northampton License Commission tonight.

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Hazzard, Douangmany Win Amherst School Board Seats


Phoebe Hazzard and Viraphanh Douangmany have won seats on the Amherst School Committee.

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Easthampton To Consider Big-Ticket Items


Community Preservation Act spending in the amount of 415-thousand will be before the Easthampton City Council tonight.