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Hatfield Pastor Coonan Delights in Pope Francis as Time’s Person of Year

Our Lady of Grace’s Father Robt. Coonan on Time’s selection of Pope Francis as Person of Year. Photo courtesy of…

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Santa is White, Pundits Say. Vital Info on Tooth Fairy & Easter Bunny to Come.

Black Child Apparently Chastised for Dressing Like Santa. Should Santa be Portrayed as a Penguin?

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City Councilor Jesse Adams Outraged Over Hamp Police Payroll Scheme

At Large City Councilor Jesse Adams Expresses Outrage over Hamp’s handling of Police Payroll Scandal

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Former City Councilor on 30-plus Years Walking Dogs in “Dogpark”

Former Northampton City councilor Fran Volkman gives tips on how Joggers, Doggers, Golfers, Bikers & Hikers can co-exist in the…

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Outrageous! Hamp about to Axe Town Crier Position! Woe Upon Us All!

Bob expresses his outrage over the proposed elimination of Town Crier. Photo courtesy of Bristol Press via Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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Easthampton’s Mayor Mike Looks Back on Career & Forward to Thursday’s Farewell Party

Mike Tautznik, Easthampton’s only mayor, looks back on his 17 years in office & ponders his future.

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New Book Launched On Pearl Harbor Day Offers Fresh Details on WWII’s Hidden Player

Andrew Lam’s new novel about China’s role in WWII is launched on Pearl Harbor Day.

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Fired CDH Nurse Steven Coughlin Speaks Out

Bob talks with Steven Coughlin, Cooley Dickinson¬†nurse fired after his arrest for alleged assault & battery¬†on an intoxicated patient in…

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Author Susan Stinson on “Spider in a Tree.”

On Book Swap, author Susan Stinson talks with Bob about her new novel “Spider in a Tree,” about 18th century…

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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.

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Detox center to open

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A new in-patient detox center is in the works for Franklin County.