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Massachusetts National Guard members activated

About 500 members of the Massachusetts National Guard are being activated to help deal with the aftermath of record-setting snowfall over the past two weeks.


Smith Voke Land Planning Meeting Postponed

A public meeting to discuss the future of 282 acres of former state hospital land off Burts Pit Road in Northampton is being postponed

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Man Escapes Car Fire in Southampton

A newspaper delivery person is OK after his car caught on fire in Southampton.

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Woman Dead In Palmer Fire

A woman is dead and three people hospitalized after fire ripped through a three-story apartment building in Palmer.

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Gov. Baker: Stay Home If You Can

Governor Baker is encouraging people to stay home today if they can. State office buildings are closed and school is cancelled across the state.


Man Breaks Leg Snowshoeing in Amherst

A man who broke his leg while snowshoeing in the woods of Amherst is recovering.

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Historic Northampton Dam Coming Down

The Upper Roberts Meadow Dam in Leeds will be coming down sometime this year.


Mayoral Race Shapes up in Greenfield

There will be a race for Greenfield mayor this year. Former Conway finance committee member Patty Morey Walker formally announced her candidacy Friday.

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Stabbing At Northampton Lodging

A stabbing victim is in stable condition after a Friday night altercation.

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Lumberyard Gets CPA Cash

A proposed affordable housing development in downtown Northampton has received a vote of confidence.


Kinder Morgan Visits Greenfield

The energy giant Kinder Morgan continues in its bid to build a high-capacity natural gas pipeline across Berkshire and Franklin counties.

photo by Bob Dunn - courtesy of the Gazette

Sixth Lawsuit Against Ryder Funeral HomeĀ 

The lawsuits against the former Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley keep piling up.

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Mt. Tom Coal Plant Talk On Tap

The owners of the Mount Tom Coal Plant will attend a community meeting in Holyoke next week.

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Monkeys Die In Freezing Zoo Shed

The Zoo at Forest Park is defending itself after two monkeys died there this winter.

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Affordable Housing Rally Planned in Northampton

Supporters of a 50 unit affordable housing project in downtown Northampton will rally on the steps of city hall today.


Noho Restaurants Get One-Day Suspensions

Five Northampton restaurants have been issued a one-day suspension for serving alcohol to an under-aged patron.

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Bison Farm Property Sold At Auction

A vegan restaurant is planned at the former Long Hollow Bison Farm on Route 9 in Hadley.


Questionnaire of dismissed juror in Hernandez trial released

The juror removed from the Aaron Hernandez murder trial wrote in her questionnaire before being picked that she had not expressed any opinions on the case and had attended two New England Patriots games.


Baby Dies Undergoing Lice Treatment

Police are investigating the death of an infant in the Liberty Heights neighborhood of Springfield.


Patriots to take victory lap through snowy Boston

The New England Patriots are getting a heroes' welcome for their victory in Super Bowl XLIX

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Making headlines this week


A look back on this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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8 dead in Missouri shooting spree


Investigators say the attacks took place in multiple locations.

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Northampton BPW Chair Steps Down

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The chairman of Northampton's former Board of Public Works has resigned from the group.

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Western Mass Rises On Beacon Hill

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Western Mass state reps will hold two out of three top slots on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

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‘Tantric Lingam Massage’ Man Busted in Ehamp

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A man who offered "Tantric Massage" from an Easthampton beauty parlor faces prostitution charges.