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Dakin WHMP Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Cuervo and Kamikazee ~ Cuervo is, neutered male, white and gray. Kamikazee, spayed female, is a dilute tortoiseshell, available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield.

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Cooley Dickinson CEO to Step Down

Cooley Dickinson Hospital CEO Craig Melin is resigning from his post

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Marina Fire Ruled Accidental

The fire that destroyed Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley Friday has been ruled accidental.

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Stop & Shop Battle Back in Court

A controversial plan to build a Stop & Shop in Easthampton is back in court.

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Easthampton Mayor Pans Charter School

Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik says he’s not happy about a plan by Hilltown Cooperative Charter School to move to an industrial park in that city.

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Summer Camp Sued Over Kissing Incident

The family of a Westport, Connecticut girl has sued a Western Mass summer camp.

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Smith College Seeks Permission to Demolish Buildings

Smith College wants to build new student housing, but first it needs permission to knock down three buildings at its Northampton campus.

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Brunelle’s Vows To Rebuild After Fire

The owner of Brunelle’s Marina on the Connecticut River in South Hadley vows to rebuild after Friday’s fire.

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Walmart Responds to Protesters

Walmart is responding to protesters who don’t want a super-center built in Holyoke.

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Six Busted in Massive Bar Fight

Five men and one woman are under arrest after a late night bar fight in the Hampshire County town of Ware.

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

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Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee

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UMass Chancellor Leaving

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UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland

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Narkewicz To Seek Five Liquor Licenses

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The mayor of Northampton wants to ask the state legislature for five more liquor licenses