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Northampton Ranks Eighth Best Small City

Analyst Jill Gonzalez talks about 2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities according to the group Wallet Hub. Northampton comes in at number eight.

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Councilor Jesse Adams Talks Election

Northampton city councilor Jesse Adams talks about his re-election & waxes nostalgic about his younger years on Hamp’s streets.

Healing From Outside the Box, Inside the Heart- Postpartum Depression

Northampton acupuncturist Amy Mager joins Bob for a segment on postpartum depression. She defines the various degrees of anguish and gives tips to beleaguered moms on how to get through it, even helping moms whose babies have difficulty nursing.


Five Fight for Three Forbes Library Trustee Seats

After being shut out of a candidates forum last week, all five candidates for Forbes Library Trustee were invited to take part in a mini-forum on WHMP’s Morning News. The election is November 3.

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Smashing Pumpkins

When Bob Flaherty’s three impressionable boys were young, vandals took the pumpkins off their porch and smashed them in the street.


Morning Show Covers Catcalling

A youth march in downtown Northampton Monday organized by Northampton High students called March Against Street Harassment led to a spirited discussion by Bob & Denise on catcalling from a male & female perspective.

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Green Burial Massachusetts Speaks with Bob

Judith Lorei of Green Burial Massachusetts tells the Morning News of the growing movement to bury our dead in a way that doesn’t involve embalming or destroying forests and habitat.

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Karl Meyer’s River Report: Turners Fall Canal

On the River Report, Karl Meyer laments the annual drawdown in the Turners Falls Canal, where the power company allows hundreds of fish and eels to die in agony. Karl’s photos tell the story.

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Mayor Narkewicz Remembers Jim Dostal

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz joins Bob on the Morning Show to talk about former City Council President Jim Dostal who just died at age 78.

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Hampshire College Drops Standardized Tests

Hampshire College’s Dean of Enrollment, Meredith Twombley, speaks with WHMP’s Bob Flaherty on Hampshire College’s success in eliminating standardized test scores from the admissions process.

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Man Arrested For Selling Westfield Teen Fatal Heroin Dose

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Police say Seth Lombard-Hawthorne sold Lillian Anderson the "American Gangster" heroin that ended up killing her this past weekend

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Judge Denies Belchertown Man Bail In Assault Case


An autistic Belchertown man is denied bail as he awaits trial on charges of trying to kill his mother

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Granby Approves School Renovation

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Town meeting voters approve $32-million dollars to overhaul and double the size of East Meadow Elementary School

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Hadley Police Search for Alcohol Thief

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Police have posted a surveillance photo of a woman they say stole $550 worth of booze from the Liquors 44 store

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Quabbin Rattlesnake Island Plan To Be Unveiled


The February 23rd meeting at Mahar Regional School will spell out the rationale for stocking Mount Zion Island with endangered timber rattlesnakes