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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift.

    JERREY ROBERTS Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift. Purchase photo reprints »

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Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield.

    JERREY ROBERTS Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Ryan D. Welch in Hampshire Superior Court on opening day in his trial on a single count of murder in connection with the slaying of Jessica Ann Pripstein in 2012 in Easthampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Ryan D. Welch in Hampshire Superior Court on opening day in his trial on a single count of murder in connection with the slaying of Jessica Ann Pripstein in 2012 in Easthampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Pastor Peter Milloy in front of  the newly renovated United Methodist Church of Holyoke, South Hadley and Granby Thursday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Pastor Peter Milloy in front of the newly renovated United Methodist Church of Holyoke, South Hadley and Granby Thursday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
A group of students march from The University of Massachusetts Student Union to the Malcolm X Cultural Center after a rally held Wednesday to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. and denounce police brutality.

    JERREY ROBERTS A group of students march from The University of Massachusetts Student Union to the Malcolm X Cultural Center after a rally held Wednesday to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. and denounce police brutality. Purchase photo reprints »

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