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Ray Ellerbrook

Ray Ellerbrook Dies

Former Northampton Rec Director and Look Park Manager Ray Ellerbrook passed away at his home in Florence Wednesday

UMass Amherst

UMass Enrollment Hits Record Highs

The University of Massachusetts system says this fall’s enrollment across its five campuses will be a new record high

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Walmart Cancels Holyoke Plans

Walmart has withdrawn its plans to build a SuperCenter in Holyoke.

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State MCAS Data Released

There’s good and bad news in the new statewide average MCAS scores just released.

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Wright To Build Again On Village Hill

Wright Builders will start work this fall on a new 28-unit development at Village Hill Northampton.

Herbert Glazier

Easthampton Ballot To Have Four Candidates For Mayor

85 year old Herbert Glazier became the fourth Easthampton mayoral candidate when he turned in his 100 signatures by yesterday’s deadline.

Jeffrey Stanek

Morse, Stanek Win Holyoke Primary

First-term incumbent Alex Morse will face off against businessman Jeffrey Stanek in November’s election for Mayor of Holyoke.

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Ward 6 Ballot Set In Northampton

(Northampton, MA) — The Ward 6 City Council race in Northampton will be between eight-term incumbent Marianne LaBarge and newcomer…

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Dual Service For Holyoke Crash Victims

Holyoke natives Brian Callahan and Moira Murphy will be laid to rest Friday after a dual Mass of Christian burial.

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WHMP-Dakin Heavy Petting Pet Of The Week

Hannah is a 5 year old spayed female purebread Pug available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield.

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

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Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

2 days ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

2 days ago in Local

SJC Rules For Greenfield Big-Box Appeal

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According to the state Supreme Judicial Court, the opponent’s appeal of a building permit for the French King Highway store can now move forward.

2 days ago in Local

Four Arrests Result of Springfield Drug Raid

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More than a pound of heroin, a large quantity of crack cocaine and four loaded handguns were confiscated in the raid at 38 Denton Circle.