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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.

UMass Amherst

UMass Chancellor Promotes Partnership With Area Towns

Promoting economic development is one way UMass is looking to partner with Amherst and other towns in the region.

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Smith Students to Rally for Transgender Admission Rights

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Smith College students will rally this week to call for a change in the way the college deals with transgender applicants

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Chinese Students In UMass Rape Trial

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A UMass rape trial is underway in Hampshire Superior Court involving two Chinese students

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Federal Judge Hears Strip Search Case

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A federal judge has heard arguments in a class-action lawsuit brought by current and past inmates at the women's jail in Chicopee.

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Hotel Northampton Owner Wins Award

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The owner of the Hotel Northampton has won this year's Faces of Diversity American Dream Award

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WHMP Dakin Humane Society Pet of the Week

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Paisley was brought to the Pioneer Valley from New Mexico as part of the Chihuahua-Palooza program at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society