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Boston Comedy Legend Lenny Clarke at Academy of Music Friday Night

On his legendary weight loss: “You can exercise til the cows come home but if you EAT the cows when they come home you’re in trouble.”

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Bob Breaks Down President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Obama gets feisty, now when he’s got nothing to lose.

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Is Racial Divide Real or an Invention of the Corporate Plantation Owners Who Control Us?

Flaherty suggests that the so-called racial divide is a carefully engineered contrivance to keep us at each other’s throats &…

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Were Boston Traffic-Jammers Protesting for Justice or Auditioning for Youtube?

Flaherty suggests that the protesters missed the mark. Instead of striking a blow against a rigged & racist system, they…

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Flaherty and Stinson Present WHMP’s Last “Book Swap.”

One thing the two authors discuss is Susan’s protagonist Carline’s statement that “fear of fat is fear of death.”

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Old Baseball Teammate Stan Finn Remembers Hamp Legend Stu Miller

Stan Finn, 85, took part in the same St.Louis Cardinals tryout in 1948 in Northampton that propelled teammate Stu Miller…

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Bob Flaherty Rides Inaugural Train Trip

A new era of train travel in Western Mass has been officially launched and Bob Flaherty was there

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Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Five: Hope

The final installment of Denise Vozella’s series on domestic violence, featuring her mother’s message of hope.

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Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Four: No Shelter

Part four of WHMP News Director Denise Vozella’s series on domestic violence in her family, focuses on Safe Passage’s emergency shelter

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Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Three: Getting Out

WHMP News Director Denise Vozella is walking in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passage and has produced a series about her mother’s story. Here’s part three, in which she talks about how and why her mother got out

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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.