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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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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.