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Crashes In The Snow In Hatfield and Mass Pike

Two people were injured on a snowy Tuesday night in a head on collision in Hatfield

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Adams: NPD Payroll Deal “An Outrage”

Documents released Tuesday reveal new details about the payroll scandal at the Northampton Police Department.

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Non-School Storm Announcements

Here are the non-school storm announcements from WHMP. For School announcements please go to the Closings tab

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Two Lose Jobs In NPD Probe

An investigation into payroll improprieties at the Northampton Police Department has ended with two people losing their jobs


Watch Shop Vows To Return Timepieces

The manager of an Easthampton clock shop says she intends to catch up on back work and return timepieces to her customers.

Scuffling Drug Dealer Sentenced To Prison

A Northampton drug dealer has been handed a two-to-three year state prison term


Musician Dave Wertman Dies

Northampton jazz musician David Wertman has passed away after a battle with cancer

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Holyoke Winter Parking Ban

(Holyoke, MA) – The City of Holyoke, Birthplace of Volleyball, has calleda Winter Parking Ban to be in effect from…

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Parking Bans In Flux As Region Prepares For More Snow

Northampton’s parking ban has been lifted as of 8:40 a.m. on Monday

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Northampton Mayoral Aide Lands New Job

A well-respected staffer at Northampton City Hall is on her way to a better job.

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Making headlines this week


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.