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UMass Rape Defendants Lawyer Request Venue Change

Lawyers for the two remaining defendants in a UMass gang rape case want their client's trials moved out of Western Mass

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Northampton Developing Plans To Deal With Climate Change Fallout

Northampton officials are getting ready to deal with the potential fallout from global climate change


Former Chicopee Strip Club Owner Sent To Federal Prison

A former Chicopee strip club owner will spend the next eight months in federal prison for tax evasion


Springfield Man Found Carrying A Gun In A Diaper Bag

Two Springfield men have been arrested after police discovered a loaded handgun in a baby's diaper bag


Westfield Schools Facing Teacher Layoffs

Major personnel cuts may be headed to the Westfield school system


Two Charged In Easthampton Car Breaks

Chow Mein and spare change were among the items taken in a series of car breaks which ended in the arrests of two local men

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Holyoke Schools Receiver Formulating Takeover Plans

The new temporary head of the Holyoke Public Schools is formulating his "comeback plan" for that district

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Greenfield’s Mayor Talks Muni Tech At Harvard

Mayor Bill Martin will address over 800 municipal leaders on the town's ongoing effort to become a "Gigabit City."

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Body Discovered In Ware Park

Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in Grenville Park in Ware

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Cosby’s drugs-sex admission could help women’s suit

Lawyers for women suing Bill Cosby for defamation say his admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he pursued for sex could bolster their claims

Photo of Sonja Farak courtesy of the Daily Hampshire Gazette

DA Says Rogue Chemist May Have Jeopardized “Thousands” Of Cases

As many as 2,000 criminal cases may be impacted by a former state chemist’s decision to tamper with drug samples


Alleged Springfield Drug Traffickers Busted In The Berkshires

Three Springfield men have been arrested in connection with what police say is a major Berkshire County drug trafficking operation


Southampton Public Safety Debt Exclusion Set For Thursday

Southampton voters head the polls later this week to once again vote on a new public safety complex


Easthampton Power Shutoff Expected Tues Night

Some Easthampton residents will be without power for part of tonight


Greenfield School Committee Member Dies

Jeff Cominitz passed away last Thursday. He had been treated at the Baystate oncology unit.

photo by Bob Dunn - courtesy of the Gazette

South Hadey Funeral Home Owner Facing New Charges

The former owner of a South Hadley funeral home accused of improperly storing dead bodies faces additional embezzlement charges


Whately Farm Family Sued By Watershed Council

A Whately farming family is being sued by the CT River watershed council for allegedly violating its federal pollution discharge permit

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New Americans Sworn In At Northampton Courthouse

Hampshire County has 48 new American citizens sworn in Saturday in a naturalization ceremony

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Greenfield Police Using Facebook To Identify Sex Offenders

Greenfield Police plan to continue listing information about Level Three sex offenders on the department's Facebook page

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One Dead, Four Injured In Pittsfield Shootings

A 25-year-old man is dead and four others are injured in a weekend shooting in Pittsfield

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