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BOSTON, Mass (WGGB) — Volleyball is one step closer to becoming Massachusetts’ official team and recreation sport. The Senate voted 39 to nothing in favor of the measure today. Westfield  Senator Donald Humason says the bill now moves to the… Read more

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EASTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) — Keeping kids away from drugs and alcohol was the message in Easthampton Thursday night. The Healthy Youth Coalition co-hosted a town hall-style meeting with the group Students Against Destructive Decisions. Coalition… Read more

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SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — Southampton held another public meeting tonight before a proposition two and a half override vote next Tuesday. The 1 million dollar override would raise taxes to fund the town’s operating budget. If the override… Read more

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HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) — A celebration of young business and civic leaders in Western Mass Thursday night in Holyoke. It’s BusinessWest Magazine’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2014. It’s a diverse group that includes a retinal surgeon who is also a… Read more

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 SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — The United States won its opening round World Cup match up Monday with a two to one victory over favored Ghana. And a recent graduate  of Amherst Regional High School got his 15 minutes of fame when the US scored the… Read more

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 SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB)  — It’s been ten years since dozens of homeless people set up, what became known as Sanctuary City in downtown Springfield. They lived in tents,  first outside St. Michael’s Cathedral, then on land further up state… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — Young performers join forces with seasoned voices in a unique concert coming up in Northampton. Rehearsals are well underway for the Young@Heart Chorus’ Second Annual Intergenerational Mash- Up. The world… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) —  A Springfield library branch once slated for closing is back open for business.  The Pine Point library on Boston Road closed last November when the city decided to consolidate its branch libraries.  It… Read more

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AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) — In his first comments since the unrest and arrests as part of the Blarney Blowout Saturday, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy says he’s outraged by the behavior and there will be consequences for those found… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — The use of data walls in Holyoke schools first surfaced about a month ago and it’s still an issue. Data walls are charts that track student performance as in reading levels and doing assignments. Superintendent… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act is March 31. The Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the state health connector to help small business owners, their employees… Read more

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AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — UMass is not only a teaching college, it’s also one of the country’s top research institutions as well.   Monday, Mass. Congressman Joseph Kennedy got a look at the university’s recently completed Life Science… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — – School children across the country are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss by reading out loud. Twenty-five American International College students visited Springfield’s Rebecca Johnson School Monday to… Read more

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WENDELL, Mass (WGGB) — A remarkable 57 year career will come to an end next Friday in the Franklin County town of Wendell.  At the age of 77, Everett Ricketts will retire as fire chief. He joined the fire department in 1957 when it was… Read more

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WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — All eyes in Westfield were on Sochi and the Olympic Women’s Hockey final between the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon.  They were watching hometown girl Kacey Bellamy and her teammates at the Tavern. … Read more