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Scallop-WHMP Pet of the Week at Dakin

Scallop has had the hard-knock life! Found nearly a month ago as a stray, she’s lost one eye. She’s available for adoption at Dakin in Springfield.

Allie Cat

Pet of the Week – Allie

Meet Allie, a sweet little feline looking for her forever home. She already shows signs of being a wonderful and loving cat, even with her unknown past.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Ellie (kitten), Domestic shorthair/mix, 2 months old, Female, Grey/tan coat, available for adoption at Dakin in Springfield

Carolyn Gardner

WHMP Community Forum-Reading, Writing, Racism?

WHMP will broadcast a live community forum Thursday 8/21 8-10 a.m. exploring issues of race and accusations of racism within the Amherst public schools.


Pet of the Week – Princess

Meet Princess, a lovely little girl who belongs in a new forever home. She loves to snuggle, but she also loves to play and run around. Accustomed to living with other animals and with children over 13 years old. She’s available for adoption at Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

Cody Dakin

Pet of the Week – Cody

Meet Cody, a two year old lovable little guy. He’d get along great with kids, and loves to play fetch. He’d love to run around with his new family at his forever home! He’s available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, go check him out!


Pet of the Week – Cowabunga

Meet Cowabunga, our adorable Dakin Pet of the Week. She’s a little black and white kitten looking for her forever home! She’s available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.


WHMP Dakin Humane Society Pet of the Week

Meet Phoenix, our Pet of the Week available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield. This little black cat with stunning eyes is looking for a loving new forever home.

Chris Collins

Chris Collins Wraps Up Fill-In Week

Wrapping up the fill-in week on the “WHMP Morning News” with orthampton City Councll President Bill Dwight comes in at 8:10 to talk politics.

Chris Collins

Chris Talks Override, Pipeline and Food This Morning

Another loaded day on the “WHMP Morning News” as we talk about the gas pipeline, the latest on the Northfield Town Meeting override tie vote, and WHMP’s Bill Newman reads from his new book

Recent Headlines

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The world’s biggest beer brewer


The makers of Budweiser and Miller have announced plans to join forces, creating the world's biggest brewery.

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Body Found Floating In Charlemont River


It was found floating in a section of Cold River around one Monday afternoon near the Mohawk State Forest.

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Greenfield Bicyclist Fatally Injured In Crash


Taken by Life Flight helicopter to Baystate Medical Center, the man died from his injuries. The bicyclist’s identity has not been released.

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Drunk Driver Facing Child Endangerment Charges

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Police say 30 year old Cayla Sicard was drunk when her car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Belchertown and Gatehouse Roads.

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Westfield Friendly’s Adds Drive Through Service

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The new window at the Southampton Road location opened for the first time Monday, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.