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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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Flour Truck Flips on Exit 24 Off-Ramp

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed on the I-91 exit 24 off-ramp in Whately is recovering from his injuries at the hospital.

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Tautznik To Run for Knapik’s State Senate Seat

Two people have already said they’ll run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Mike Knapik of Westfield.

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Active Shooter Training Underway At UMass

Police at UMass Amherst are undergoing active shooter training.

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Big Y Issues Ground Sirloin Recall

Check your fridge if you recently bought ground sirloin at Big Y. The supermarket chain has issued a voluntary recall for two types of ground sirloin

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Westhampton Home Damaged By Lightning

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An isolated home in Westhampton has been badly damaged by fire after being hit by lightning

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Alex Morse Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has launched his campaign for a third term

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Mass Streams to Gain Federal Protections

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More than half of Massachusetts’ streams will gain federal protections under a new rule signed by the Obama administration

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

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Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.

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Deadly storms destroy homes, set new rain record

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Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas as torrential rains battered the state.