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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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Northampton BID Trial Coming to a Close

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Closing arguments are expected today in a civil trial regarding the Northampton Business Improvement District.

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Holyoke to release records

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The Secretary of the Commonwealth has ordered the city of Holyoke to release public records to "MassLive and the Springfield Republican."

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Dog Bites Kids At Amherst School

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A rocky start in Amherst for the first day of school.

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Man Busted For Lewd UMass Incidents

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A Montague man has been charged in relation to a series of lewd incidents at UMass Amherst.