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Agawam, Massachusetts, will hold its preliminary mayoral election Oct. 10.
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Voters in Agawam, Mass., narrowed a field of three mayoral candidates down to two after a preliminary election Tuesday.

John Barrett greets supporters at a victory gathering Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in North Adams, Mass.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

John Barrett, a former 26-year mayor of North Adams, won a special Democratic primary Tuesday for state representative in northern Berkshire County.

Holyoke High School.
File photo / MassLive.com

A Holyoke, Mass. school says it's reviewing its policies after a student's poetry reading blaming whites for oppression drew criticism online. 

Agawam, Massachusetts, will hold its preliminary mayoral election Oct. 10.
The Republican/File photo / Masslive

Voters in Agawam, Massachusetts, go to the polls Tuesday for a preliminary election in the city's mayoral race. 

Nurses walk the picket line outside Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass., on Oct. 3, 2017.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Union nurses at Berkshire Medical Center returned to work Sunday, following a temporary strike over staffing levels.

A section of mural at the Seuss museum in Springfield, Mass.
Dave Roback / The Republican

Facing increasing pressure for how it's chosen to handle the legacy of a children's book author with a mixed record on issues of race and prejudice, the new Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Mass., has acknowledged a change is needed.

Varieties of marijuana.
File photo / The Republican

After the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week, some lawmakers began to push to restrict a modification device for rifles called a bump stock. It allows semi-automatic weapons to act like automatic ones. 

Some civil rights advocates have raised concerns that U.S. Border Patrol may be infringing on people's civil rights as it carries out stops in its vast jurisdiction.

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