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‘The Retreat’ Goes Before Town Boards

A controversial housing plan in North Amherst is up for discussion this week

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Hadley Fire Victims Get Help

Businesses destroyed by a massive fire in Hadley last month may be in line for some help

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Nashawannuck Pond To Get Boat Ramp

Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton will soon get a boat ramp


Woman Rescued From Connecticut River

A Holyoke woman is OK after being pulled from the icy Connecticut River

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UMass Honored By EPA

UMass Amherst has been recognized by the EPA for keeping food waste out of the landfill

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UMass Campus At Springfield Announced

UMass will open a satellite campus in downtown Springfield starting next fall


Recount Confirms No Casino In Palmer

A recount in Palmer has confirmed voters in that town don’t want a casino

Potential Pot Farmer Charged With Assault

A Whately farmer who wants to run a medical-marijuana dispensary has been charged with assault


Holyoke Cop Loses Second Gun

A Holyoke cop is under investigation after leaving his service revolver in a restroom at the Holyoke Mall last weekend

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WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

Princess – Domestic Short Hair – Tortoiseshell – Spayed Female – 8 months is our WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest headlines and the newsmakers you may have missed.

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Roundabout Proposed for Northampton Coolidge Bridge


A traffic configuration change is coming to a busy Northampton intersection by 2018, according to state officials. A series of proposed upgrades to Route 9 calls for construction of a roundabout intersection at the Northampton side to the Coolidge Bridge.

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Longer Days A Possibility for Holyoke Schools

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Lengthening of the school day is part of a plan proposed by state officials in their three-year "turnaround" plan for Holyoke's schools, elements of which will be phased in beginning as early as next school year.

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Greenfield Wood Stove Regulation Debate Gets Fiery

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At a town council subcommittee informational forum on the issue earlier this week, one councilor suggested that the town should consider an ordinance imposing minimum air quality standards on home wood burning devices.

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Packard’s Owner Condemns City Council Support for Hotel Unionization

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

At last night's Council meeting, the owner of Packard's directly addressed City Council President Bill Dwight and Ward 3 Councilor Ryan O'Donnell condemning their choice to march with hotel workers to deliver a message of an intent to unionize, to Hotel Northampton owner Mansour Ghalibaf.