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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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Northampton RoundUp Controversy Continues

Athletic fields under construction in Florence got a one-time hit of RoundUp Tuesday. But protesters aren’t happy about it.

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Patrick Rings Bells For Dr. King

For Governor Patrick, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has personal meaning.

President Obama Makes Statement On The Sequestration

Mass Delegation Urges Caution On Syria

The Bay State’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to proceed with caution in Syria.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Northampton Bans Plastic Bags

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The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags

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Northampton Man Tried To Poison Daughter

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A Northampton man has been arraigned in district court for allegedly trying to poison his seriously ill daughter