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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

Princess (11-27-13)

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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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.