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Cooper (10-23-13)

WHMP Dakin Pet Of The Week

Cooper – Neutered Male – 3 years old – My weight: about 11 lbs. Terrier/ Miniature Poodle mix is available for adoption at the Dakin shelter in Springfield

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Abandoned Puppy Recovers Enough For Adoption

Good news from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society about the puppy who was found in a plastic bag abandoned at a Springfield construction site a week ago


Vermont Teen Killed in Rowe Crash

State Police are investigating a fatal weekend crash in the Franklin County town of Rowe


Senate Candidates Square Off

State senate candidates Donald Humason and David Bartley have squared off in a debate at Holyoke Community College


Charges Denied In Holyoke Double Fatal Crash

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to nine charges stemming from a September hit-and-run that took the lives of two young Holyoke residents

Photo of Rintala murder scene courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Defense Lawyer Wins Cat Hairs Motion

A judge in the Cara Rintala murder trial has ruled that cat hairs found on the body of her alleged victim must be turned over to an expert witness for the defense


Northampton Police Union Questions Chiefs Leadership

Union leaders representing Northampton police officers are questioning the leadership of Police Chief Russell Seinkewicz in the wake of an investigation into Captain Scott Savino and administrative assistant Maryann Keating


Former Probation Officer Gets Probation

The first person in Massachusetts to be convicted in the Probation Department scandal has been sentenced to two years federal probation

Photo of McCartney inauguration courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Smith College Swears In New President

Kathleen McCartney has been inaugurated as the 11th president of Smith College


Holyoke Parade Grand Marshall Chosen

81-year-old Roger Donoghue has been chosen as Grand Marshall of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Sentenced

Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Adam Liccardi

Adam Liccardi is the third of four defendants to be convicted of gang-raping the unidentified woman in her Amherst dorm room back in 2013.

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Northampton Pulaski Park Upgrades Begin This Week

Pulaski Park - Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Pulaski Park renovations begin Thursday, the first such improvements to that facility since 1976. New green space will be added as well as a new fountain, and improved access points.

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Greenfield Restaurant Closes

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Due to a lack of business, the Ocean Grille and Steakhouse was reopened just over a year ago by the owners of Hadley's Zoe's Fish and Chop House.

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Westfield Rogaine Robber Sought


The alleged Rogaine robbery occurred last week, and Westfield Police are asking the public's help in locating the perpetrator.

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Northampton Car Crash Into Train Injures Two

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Police say the car was traveling on Mount Tom Road at around one Tuesday morning when it collided with a freight train that was crossing Route 5 near Island Road in front of Packaging Corp. of America.