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Historic Northampton Director Retires

Historic Northampton Director Kerry Buckley has announced his retirement. He’s been head of the museum on Bridge Road for nearly two decades.


Szostkiewicz: Morse Takes Too Much Credit

The gloves are coming off in the Holyoke mayor’s race.


Northampton Bar Loses License For Five Days

The Northampton License Commission has suspended the liquor license of Tully O’Reilly’s and The Elevens for five days.


Easthampton Vice Principal Convicted of Drunk Driving

Easthampton High School Assistant Principal Anne Beauregard has been found guilty of drunk driving.

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Middlefield Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A Middlefield man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Cummington Monday afternoon.

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Big Y Drops Holyoke Plans

Big Y Foods has abandoned its plans to build a supermarket in Holyoke.


Help the WHMP team meet their fundraising goal!

Help Bob Flaherty and the WHMP team meet their Will Bike 4 Food fundraising goal!

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Murder Suspect To Defend Himself

A judge has granted Ryan Welch’s motion to defend himself at his upcoming trial in Hampshire Superior Court.


Controversial Easthampton Councilor To Run Again

Easthampton City Councilor Donald Cykowski has taken out papers to run for another term.


Lopsided Debate Tonight In Holyoke

A candidates debate will go on tonight in Holyoke, even though three out of five mayoral candidates won’t show up.

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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.