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Smith Professor Wants A Starry Noho

A Smith College astronomy professor wants Northampton businesses to stop illuminating parking lots late at night

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Monte’s March V Raises $65,000 for Food Bank

$65,000 dollars is the amount of money generously donated to Monte's March five Thursday for the Food Bank of Western Mass.

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Northampton Council Accepts Reorganization

Northampton city government is one step closer to being officially reorganized

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Parsons Street School Ready For Sale

The City of Easthampton plans to sell the former Parsons Street School to a developer by the end of the year

Route 9 Diner

Route 9 Diner Hires Prosecutor

The owners of the Route 9 Diner in Hadley have hired a former Hampden County prosecutor

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Amherst Fire Station Vandal Faces Charges

A UMass student who vandalized the North Amherst fire station faces criminal charges

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Monte’s March 2014 for the Food Bank of WMass

Congressman Jim McGovern continues his fight against hunger by joining Monte's March today from Northampton to Greenfield for the Food Bank of Western Mass.

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Construction Begins on Nashawannuck Pond Boardwalk

Construction begins today on the Nashawannuck Pond promenade in Easthampton

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Florence Man Hit By Car Critical

A 68-year-old Florence man is in critical condition after being hit by a car at a diagonal intersection in Florence

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Crash Blamed On Coughing Fit 

A Deerfield man who totaled his Chevy Blazer blames the accident on a coughing fit

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Country Nissan Workers On Strike

Country Nissan owner Carla Cosenzi called police on striking workers, saying they were trying to block traffic

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MGM Picks Up Gaming License Today

Officials from MGM Springfield pick up their gaming license in Boston today

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GOP’s Charlie Baker elected Massachusetts governor

Republican Charlie Baker has been elected governor of Massachusetts, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley and three independent candidates

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Whipps Lee Upset, Kulik Returns, and other local results

For the first time since 2005, a Republican will be joining the Franklin County Beacon Hill delegation

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Mass voters keep casino gambling, other ballot question results

Voters have rejected a ballot question that would have repealed the 2011 state law that allows for up to three regional resort casinos. Results on all ballot questions here

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3 children struck crossing Springfield street

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to driving drunk when police say he hit three young teenagers in a crosswalk, critically injuring one of them

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Greenfield Man’s Death

The Northwestern DA's office says that the body found Monday in the Connecticut River near Unity Park is believed to be that of a missing Greenfield man

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Election Day in Massachusetts

It's Election Day, and that means some big changes for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click on story for an overview of candidates/questions

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Holyoke Drug Dealer Gets 40 Years

A Holyoke man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison on interstate drug and firearm charges

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South Hadley Eyes Styrofoam Ban

South Hadley is the latest Massachusetts town to consider a ban on styrofoam takeout containers

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U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

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The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.

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Macy’s opening even earlier this Thanksgiving

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Dinner will be cut short: The department store chain will open at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.

in Black Friday, National

PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon

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Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

in National

Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

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A nor'easter headed up the East Coast could cause havoc for millions of Thanksgiving travelers.

in Local

Pre-Thanksgiving Winter Storm Headed for Mass.

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Parts of Massachusetts are under a winter storm watch that could snarl Thanksgiving travel plans