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Thursday, March 17, 201603/17/2016

Northampton Educator On Charter School Expansion

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Longtime Northampton educator Margie Riddle reacts to Gov. Baker’s proposal to expand the number of charter schools in Mass., alluding to a League of Women Voters report on how these schools are funded.

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Monday, March 14, 201603/14/2016

Downtown Northampton Association Moves Ahead

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Downtown Northampton Association Co-Chair and Northampton Radio Group General Manager, David Musante sits down with WHMP’s Stephanie Slysz explaining the next steps of the DNA as it kicks off its membership drive and search for an Executive Director.

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Wednesday, March 9, 201603/09/2016

Congressman McGovern Visits Flint

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Congressman Jim McGovern relates the horrors of Flint Michigan; he was was part of a 25-member congressional delegation that met with beleaguered residents there last week.

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Saturday, March 5, 201603/05/2016

Rep. Ellen Story Reflects on 24 Years of Service

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In a wide-ranging interview, State Rep. Ellen Story, who’ll be stepping down in January, reflects on her 24 years in office, with anecdotes about former Speakers Charles Flaherty & Tom Finneran & the late Amherst Town Manager John Musante.


Friday, March 4, 201603/04/2016

Pedal People Co-Founder on Compost

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Talking composting with Pedal People co-founder Ruthy Woodring, who’s been hauling trash by bike for 13 years. Woodring’s back from Florida, sharing her findings from the Institute for Self-Reliance.

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Tuesday, March 1, 201603/01/2016

Bernie Sanders Live on WHMP

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Morning Show host Bob Flaherty talks to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on the afternoon of Super Tuesday.

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Friday, February 26, 201602/26/2016

Bob on the 11th Annual VINS Dog Show

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Volunteers in Northampton Schools (VINS) President Margie Riddle talks dogs with Bob.

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Friday, February 26, 201602/26/2016

Bernie Can’t Win? That’s a Load of Crap

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Bernie can’t win? That’s the theory posed by a Democrat “progressive” in this week’s Gazette. A load of crap, says Bob.

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Friday, February 26, 201602/26/2016

Ben and Jerry “Feel the Bern” With Smith College Pro-Sanders Event

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Bob Flaherty speaks with Vermont ice cream royalty Ben and Jerry about their Smith College appearance in support of Bernie Sanders.

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Thursday, February 25, 201602/25/2016

Aztec Two-Step is in Town

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45 years! Bob talks to Aztec Two-Step’s co-founder Rex Fowler as the duo celebrates their 45th year in showbiz with a show at the Iron Horse Saturday night.

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Three Men Arrested for Attempted UMass Break-Ins

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They were caught early Sunday morning after police received a report of masked men trying to break into multiple rooms.

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Record Crowd at Northampton Pro-Pot Festival

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Organizers say it was the largest crowd in the pro-marijuana festival’s history, which was held in Northampton for the first time this year.

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Deerfield Officer Stops Overdose with Narcan

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The victim had overdosed and was revived and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for further treatment.

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New Opioid Task Force Director Named

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34-year-old Paul McNeil most recently served as director of the Northampton Prevention Coalition.

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Amtrak’s Vermonter Now Allows Bicycles Aboard

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The service will be offered for the next two years at least, and may continue indefinitely if successful