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Giant Milk Bottle Gets Facelift

An iconic Pioneer Valley landmark has been given a makeover.

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Friendly’s Hosts Massive Ice Cream Party

Friendly’s Ice Cream celebrated its 78th birthday by hosting the largest ice cream party in the world.

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Holyoke Mall Shoplifters Foiled

Three women caught shoplifting at the Holyoke Mall allegedly used bags lined with aluminum foil to get past security systems.

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Federal Trial of Hatfield Man Continues

The trial of acting Chief Probation Officer Christopher Hoffman continues today in US District Court.

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Local Businesses Won’t Sell Rolling Stone

Many businesses in Massachusetts say they won’t sell the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine

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Body Found in Northampton Identified as Homeless Man

State authorities are identifying the body found in Northampton earlier this month as a homeless man.

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WHMP Heavy Petting Dakin Pet of the Week

Perugina~Domestic Short Hair cat~Tortoiseshell~Spayed Female~8 weeks old available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

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Western Mass Electricity Supplies OK for Heat Wave

ISO New England says there should be enough electricity to meet the region’s demand as temperatures soar this week.

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Whately Under a Boil Water Order

The Whately Water District has issued a boil water order after E. Coli was detected in a water sample.

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Mount Holyoke Makes Most Beautiful College List

Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley has been named one of the 15 most beautiful campuses in the world.

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

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OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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Unemployment claims at lowest level since ’06

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.

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State lottery exceeds fiscal expectations

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It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.

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Shark Finning now illegal in Massachusetts

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The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.

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Man pleads not-guilty to relationship with underage girl

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A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.