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WHMP Dakin Pets Of The Week

Two stray kittens are the WHMP Dakin pets of the week, available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield

Sykes, Ewing, Glazier, Cadieux

The Easthampton mayoral candidates debated Tuesday night at the Eastworks Building


3,000 Childcare Vouchers Issued

The Patrick administration will issue three-thousand new vouchers so low-income moms can afford early education for their kids.


No Charges In Fatal Amherst Bike Crash

No charges will be filed against a truck driver who hit and killed a 22-year-old bicyclist in Amherst last May


Bartley And Humason Win Senate Primaries

Holyoke City Councilor David Bartley has defeated Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik in the Democratic primary for Mike Knapik’s former state senate seat.


Montague Man Dies in Single Car Crash

Authorities have identified the person killed when his pickup truck struck a tree in Montague and burst into flames


Primary Today For State Senate Seat

It’s primary election day in the 2nd Hampden-and-Hampshire State Senate district

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Safe Lifted From Goodwill Store

A safe weighing 200 pounds has been stolen from the Goodwill store in Northampton

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Guerra Explains Mama Iguana Decision

Claudio Guerra says he’s closing Mama Iguana’s in Springfield because the Mexican restaurant concept doesn’t work in that space


Fuel Aid And Childcare Hit By Shutdown

The future is uncertain for more than 500 children using Headstart and childcare programs in the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin regions

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Fire Damages Cottage Street Businesses in Easthampton


Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.

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White House Official Talks Addiction In Franklin County

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Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.

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Man Passing Counterfeit Bills in Whately

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A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.

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Amtrak Vermonter Derails in VT

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An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies Springfield

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Bernie Sanders 
Springfield Mass Mutual Center

Over 6 thousand piled into Springfield's Mass Mutual Center to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon.