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Southampton Man Nabbed After Eight-Town Chase

Southampton man faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on an eight-town chase.


Hadley Man Denies Rape Charge

An 18 year old Hadley man has pleaded not guilty to raping a UMass student.


Northampton Mayor Orders Benches Put Back

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz announces on Facebook, he’s instructing DPW workers to reinstall 6 benches removed from downtown 2 weeks ago


Dean Tech Principal Moving On

The principal at Dean Tech in Holyoke has resigned for a new job after just 16 months.


City Council Revolts Against Removal of Benches

The Northampton City Council is revolting against a decision by Mayor David Narkewicz to remove six downtown benches.


Old Easthampton High School Being Torn Down

The demolition of the old Easthampton High School is underway, but people are being told not to visit the site.


Manhan River Bridge to Close Monday

The Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton will close for six months starting Monday.


Audit Shows Mess at State Welfare Department

An audit of the Massachusetts welfare department shows widespread mismanagement.


WHMP Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week

Chi Chi is a Chihuahua/Daschund mix, 6 year old spayed female available for adoption at Dakin


Hampshire Student Killed in Bike Crash

A Hampshire College student is dead after a weekend bicycle crash in Amherst

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A look at some of this week's biggest headlines and the newsmakers you may have missed.

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Roundabout Proposed for Northampton Coolidge Bridge


A traffic configuration change is coming to a busy Northampton intersection by 2018, according to state officials. A series of proposed upgrades to Route 9 calls for construction of a roundabout intersection at the Northampton side to the Coolidge Bridge.

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Longer Days A Possibility for Holyoke Schools

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Lengthening of the school day is part of a plan proposed by state officials in their three-year "turnaround" plan for Holyoke's schools, elements of which will be phased in beginning as early as next school year.

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Greenfield Wood Stove Regulation Debate Gets Fiery

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At a town council subcommittee informational forum on the issue earlier this week, one councilor suggested that the town should consider an ordinance imposing minimum air quality standards on home wood burning devices.

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Packard’s Owner Condemns City Council Support for Hotel Unionization

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

At last night's Council meeting, the owner of Packard's directly addressed City Council President Bill Dwight and Ward 3 Councilor Ryan O'Donnell condemning their choice to march with hotel workers to deliver a message of an intent to unionize, to Hotel Northampton owner Mansour Ghalibaf.