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Belchertown Police Chief Suspended Pending OUI Probe

Chief Francis Fox remains on paid administrative leave in the wake of a report he may have been driving drunk on Super Bowl Sunday

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Northampton Dog Park Plan To Be Presented Tonight

Smith Voc Superintendent Jeff Peterson will present trustees with a plan to create a dog park on a parcel of school-leased property

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PVTA Bus-SUV Accident Slows Traffic In Hadley

Traffic was backed up along Route 9 in Hadley Monday evening after an SUV collided with a PVTA bus at the base of Coolidge Bridge


Greenfield Mayor: Parking Garage Plan Needs State Funds

Mayor Bill Martin plans to pursue a $2.5 million grant from Mass Works to help pay for a parking garage

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Firm Chosen To Build Northampton Landfill Solar Farm

The city has chosen Ameresco Incorporated of Framingham to build a 3.3 megawatt solar array at the former Glendale Road landfill

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Northampton “Dog Park” Plan Stresses Self Policing

People would be able to walk their dogs at the former Northampton State Hospital land by membership only under a new plan


Woman Found Unconscious On Springfield Sidewalk Dies

The woman found on the sidewalk with minor head trauma was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she died unexpectedly later in the day


Mayoral Fields Whittled in Springfield and West Springfield

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has received more than 75% of the vote in a six-way preliminary election

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Springfield TV Merger In The Works

The proposed merger would add WWLP-TV and CW 16 to the same ownership group that now runs WGGB, CBS 3 Springfield and Fox 6

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Boaters Rescued From Disabled Boat In Connecticut River In Hatfield

State Police say the boat sustained a damaged propeller and became stranded in the middle of the river


Primary Elections Tuesday In Springfield, West Springfield And Chicopee

In Springfield, 7 candidates including incumbent Dom Sarno, are vying for two spots on the November third ballot


Student Barbecue Kicks Off UMass School Year

UMass Dining Services hosted a “Welcome Back Barbecue” Monday outside Herter Hall

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McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.