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Big Y Drops Holyoke Plans

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

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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.

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Controversial Easthampton Councilor To Run Again

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

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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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Revered Sax Player To Be Honored at Northampton JazzFest

This year’s Northampton Jazz Festival will honor the memory of the great Marion Brown.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet Of The Week

Ramsey, a 6 year old spayed female Keeshond/Chow Chow mix is our WHMP Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society pet of the week.

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Gun Buyback Day Planned for Hampshire and Franklin Counties

Police in Hampshire and Franklin counties are sponsoring a gun buyback day.

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Yankee Candle Company Sold

Yankee Candle has been sold. The consumer company Jarden is buying the South Deerfield based candle company for $1.75 billion.

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Amherst Will Not Consider Flying Flags on 9-11

The Amherst Select Board will not set up a special meeting to consider a request by resident Larry Kelly to fly commemorative US flags on September 11th this year.

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Exit 18 On-Ramp To Stay Closed For Now

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It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.

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Dozens Indicted In Insurance Scam

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The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.

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State To Purchase Rail Line

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The state is planning to purchase nearly 50 miles of railroad track between Northfield and Springfield.

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Land Court Reverses Biomass Decision

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The Massachusetts Land Court has reinstated a building permit for a proposed East Springfield biomass plant.

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UMass Mourns Loss Of James Foley

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UMass Amherst is mourning the loss of foreign correspondent James Foley.