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Thursday, January 9, 201401/09/2014

NHS Late Start Time On Hold

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The late start time debate for Northampton High School has been rekindled

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Thursday, January 9, 201401/09/2014

Holyoke Considers Smoking Bans

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The Holyoke City Council is considering a ban on smoking in city parks and outside municipal buildings

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Thursday, January 9, 201401/09/2014

Tautznik Lands Job With CET

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Former Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik has a new job with the Center for Eco-Technology

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Thursday, January 9, 201401/09/2014

Rintala Murder Trial Begins

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Opening arguments in the Cara Rintala murder trial are expected today in Hampshire Superior Court.

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Amherst School Superintendent To Write Blog

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Amherst school superintendent Maria Geryk can soon add “blogger” to her resume

Photo of Rintala murder scene courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Second Trial Begins In Lesbian Murder Case

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The second trial for a Granby woman accused of murdering her wife is underway in Northampton

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Bill Dwight Re-Elected Council President

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The Northampton City Council has re-elected Bill Dwight as the body’s president

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

Homeless Shelters At Capacity

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Homeless shelters in Western Mass are at capacity as wind-chill temperatures dip below zero

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Wednesday, January 8, 201401/08/2014

WHMP Dakin Pet Of The Week

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Bon Jovi originally came to Dakin when his person had too many animals to care for properly.

Photo of Rintala murder scene courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Tuesday, January 7, 201401/07/2014

Rintala Re-Trial Set To Begin In Northampton

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A Granby woman accused of murdering her wife faces a retrial in the case today

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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