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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

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Vermont Teen Killed in Rowe Crash

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

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Senate Candidates Square Off

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Franklin County Sees More Severe Weather

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It may have been a microburst that struck the town of Conway Thursday

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DNark Mum On Police Chief Candidates

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Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has declined to name four semifinalists for the position of Police Chief

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Southampton Ambulance Service Loses Certification

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Southampton’s ambulance service has lost its Advanced Life Support Paramedic certification

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Noho Housing Authority Finalists To Be Publicly Interviewed

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The Northampton Housing Authority is close to having a new director.

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New RMV In Hadley

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Governor Baker makes a swing through Western Mass, visiting Whately, Hadley and Springfield