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Empty Backpack on Rail Trail Spurs Bomb Alert

A suspicious package found along the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley Wednesday night triggered an emergency response, but it turned out to be just an empty backpack.

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Sculpture Garden Opens in Easthampton Orchard

A sculpture garden opens this weekend in Easthampton.

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Election Set For Knapik’s Seat

A primary to fill the unexpired term of Senator Michael Knapik will be held October 8th with a November 5th general election.

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UMass Looks to Springfield

The University of Massachusetts wants to open a satellite center in downtown Springfield.

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Smith Voc Principal Loses Job

The principal of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton since 2009 has lost her job.

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Teen on Skateboard Hit by Car in Amherst

A teenager from Granby is seriously injured after being hit while on his skateboard by a car in South Amherst.

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New Senator Ed Markey Visits Northampton

Massachusetts’ Senator Ed Markey is on a statewide listening tour this month, visiting Northampton Tuesday to consult with Mayor David Narkewicz and field questions from local reporters.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Midnight Blue is one of the barn cats available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

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Another Drowning in the CT River

The body of a man who fell into the Connecticut River in Hadley Monday night has been recovered.

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Easthampton Residents OK After Haz Mat Incident

Residents of an Easthampton apartment are back in their homes after a haz-mat situation.

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BFMC Adopts Enterovirus Policy

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Effective immediately, anyone visiting a new mother or child at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center must be 14 or older

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Northampton to Study Plastic Bag/Styrofoam Ban

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The city of Northampton has officially opened discussion on an ordinance banning plastic bags and styrofoam

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Blarney Blowout Report Released

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The long-awaited Blarney Blowout report written by former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has been released

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Art New England Teams With ECA-Plus

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Easthampton continues its rise as a premier arts destination

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Warren And Markey No Votes On Syria Plan

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Senators Warren and Markey have voted to oppose arming Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State