Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Chia-Wen Huang, a Chinese teacher at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts.
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Two traditional public school districts in western Massachusetts are alerting parents about an effort by a charter school to get student names for recruitment.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Layoffs at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, could come later this week.

Tim Purington, at a 2017 party marking his retirement from Tapestry Health.
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Public health leaders in western Massachusetts are mourning the death of advocate Tim Purington, who was best known for his role in protecting drug users from disease.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Some students who were counting on going to Hampshire College next fall are scrambling to figure out their next move. 

Rep. Jim McGovern is a Democrat from Worcester.
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A western Massachusetts congressman has announced he'll no longer take money from corporate political action committees.