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Northampton Lights Will Go On

The holiday lights in Northampton will be switched on Friday night, despite the demise of the Business Improvement District

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Police Search for Easthampton Man

A helicopter has been helping Northampton police search for a man who's been missing since early this week

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Northampton Officials Approve New Roads

The city of Northampton has nine new streets

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Northampton Gov’t Reorganization Finalized

The city council has given final approval Mayor David Narkewicz' government restructuring plan

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Fallout Continues Over Cosby Allegations

The fallout continues as 3 more women allege that comedian and Western Mass resident Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them years ago

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BID Meeting Not Open To The Public

A meeting of select business leaders called by Mayor David Narkewicz will not be open to the public

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Northampton Mayor Holds Post-Bid Meeting

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz meets with members of the downtown business community today

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Peter Pan Cafe in Easthampton Seized By DOR

The Peter Pan Cafe on Pleasant Street in Easthampton has been seized by the Department of Revenue

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Patrick Proposes Local Aid Cuts

Governor Deval Patrick is proposing cuts in local aid as part of a package to bridge a 329-million-dollar budget shortfall

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Amherst Teachers Protest Gag Order

Amherst Regional School teachers and staff have been advised not to comment publicly regarding a discrimination complaint filed against the district by a former teacher

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BID Opponents Offer To Pay For Northampton Holiday Lights

Opponents of the Northampton Business Improvement District have offered to pay for downtown holiday lighting

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Northampton Man Charged With Domestic Assault

A Northampton man is held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing

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Greenfield to Decide Whether to Split Tax Rate

Greenfield town council will decide tonight whether to split the tax rate, charging businesses more

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Friendly’s To Offer Five-Cent Ice Cream

Friendly's is offering five-cent ice-cream cones on November 28th

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

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Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee

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UMass Chancellor Leaving

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UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland

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Narkewicz To Seek Five Liquor Licenses

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The mayor of Northampton wants to ask the state legislature for five more liquor licenses