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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

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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

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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

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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

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

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A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.