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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.

Ramsey (9-4-13)

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.


Gun Buyback Day Planned for Hampshire and Franklin Counties

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

yankee candle

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.


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.


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.

VT Yankee

Vermont Yankee To Close, Anti Nuke Activists Rejoice

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is closing down for good. The nuke’s parent company made the surprise announcement Tuesday. Decommissioning will begin at the end of next year.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.