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Dobelle Files Spending Report, Releases Video

Westfield State President Evan Dobelle has fired back against his critics with a video and has issued a 20 page accounting of his travel expenditures and credit card use


“Molly” Makes It To Northampton

The dangerous club drug known as Molly has made its way to the Pioneer Valley

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Fallout From WMass Lab Scandal Begins

Western Mass may be seeing the fallout of its own state drug lab scandal.


Noho Presses Reset On Roundhouse Lot

Northampton is pressing the reset button in its talks about a prominent downtown parcel owned by the city

Sunderland Driver Sentenced To Prison

A Sunderland woman has been sentenced to 5-to-7 years in prison for her role in a 2012 crash that killed a motorcyclist in Hadley


Anti-Walmart Activists Seek Zone Change

In the wake of a divisive Walmart controversy, activists are seeking a zoning change in Holyoke

Narkewicz Blasts GOP House For Shutdown

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz is sounding off about the federal government shutdown, calling it a “cheap political stunt” by House Republicans


Bar Denied Appeal For DJ Nights

A Northampton nightclub that shares a liquor license with another bar has been denied a request to bring back DJ nights

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Soup Kitchen Coordinator Gets Parole

A well-known Amherst man will be released from prison after being granted parole

Molly is available for adoption at Dakin

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

Molly, a sweet 9 year old female German Shepherd mix is available for adoption from Dakin in Leverett

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Making headlines this week


Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Deerfield Apple Thief Facing Charges

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Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

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Easthampton’s Route Ten Closes Again, This Time For A Water Main Break

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It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.

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Westfield Road Rage Incident Nets Arrests

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On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.

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Western Mass Opioid Awareness Effort Wins Federal Grant


Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.