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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


Walmart Cancels Holyoke Plans

Walmart has withdrawn its plans to build a SuperCenter in Holyoke.


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…


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

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.