Local

Duane Nichols WHMP

New Northampton Fire Chief Sworn In

Duane Nichols was sworn in as the new fire chief last night and tells WHMP news, choosing his new assistant is a top priority

boston

After Olympic dreams fizzle, Bostonians wonder: Now what?

Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some proponents are wistfully wondering what might have been.

lightning

Fast-Moving Storms Create Havoc Across Western Mass

Torrential rains caused a mudslide which washed out a section of Route 9 between Williamsburg and Goshen

police more

Greenfield Bystanders Save Police Officer From Sinkhole

Patrolwoman Megan Gilbert was responding to a hit-and-run which took out a fire hydrant when the pavement collapsed, trapping her in a sinkhole

pipeline

Pittsfield To Host FERC Pipeline Hearing Tonight

Taconic High School will be the site of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing on the potential environmental impact of the pipeline project

boston

Boston Out In Olympic Bid 2024

By Eddie Pells The Associated Press Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. A person familiar with the…

Tommy Sullivan

Springfield Gunnery Sergeant Laid To Rest Monday

Residents are being encouraged to line up along Sumner Avenue at noon, which is when the motorcade is expected to leave Holy Cross Church for the cemetery

ma statehouse

Massachusetts Lawmakers To Hold Health Bill Hearings

The bills include a proposal for more restrictions on tanning booths and legislation that would create a commission to study the health impacts from wind turbines

nurses at table

GCC Nursing Program Finds New Home in Florence

The program will be moved to a space rented by Cooley Dickinson Hospital

news-polic

Hadley Teens Facing Charges In Hopkins Academy Vandalism Incident

A pair of Hadley juveniles are facing charges in connection with an alleged weekend vandalism incident at Hopkins Academy

Duane Nichols

Northampton Fire Chief Sworn In Today

Former Deputy Chief Duane Nichols will be sworn in today

Tommy Sullivan

Public Invited to Line Procession for Local Marine

The public is invited to line Sumner Avenue Friday evening when a procession will return Thomas Sullivan's body to his native city

noho city hall

Three-Way At-large Council Race Shaping Up In Northampton

Councillors Bill Dwight and Jesse Adams are being challenged in a 3 way race for 2 seats by Marc Warner

news-polic

Easthampton Cat Killings Deemed Unfounded

It turns out there is not a serial cat killer on the loose in Easthampton according to police

Vermont Yankee

NRC Removes Inspection Station From Vermont Yankee

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant is no longer under the watchful eye of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

police more

Three Franklin County Police Departments To Study Resource Sharing

Deerfield, Whately and Sunderland are talking about combining police department resources

Randall Lints, 26,  is arraigned Wednesday July 22, 2015 in Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield, Mass.  Lints is charged with assault and battery on a child with substantial injury, among others. Police arrested Lints on Tuesday after his son was hospitalized weighing 38 pounds. Court documents show the child became unresponsive because he was starving and dehydrated. (Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Hardwick Father Charged in Starving Boy Case

The father of a 7-year-old boy suffering from starvation and dehydration is being held without bail after the child was brought to the hospital unconscious

bicycle

Biker Hit While Riding In Deerfield Succumbs To Injuries

A bicyclist hit while riding along Routes 5 and 10 in Deerfield has died from his injuries

police lights

Stranded Mother And Child Rescued On Sugarloaf Mountain

A mother and her four-year-old son are safe after becoming lost while hiking on Mount Sugarloaf in Deerfield

Stan Rosenberg

Senate President Wants Federal Pipeline Hearings Delayed

Stan Rosenberg wants FERC to postpone Tuesday's pipeline hearings in Pittsfield and Greenfield

Recent Headlines

in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

24-overlay17

This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

in Viral Videos

Orangutan is a big fan of this mom-to-be

24-overlay16

This pregnant woman's trip to the zoo was a one-of-a-kind experience.

in Music

Ed Sheeran lands role in Medieval drama

edsheeran

The "Thinking Out Loud" hitmaker has revealed he is set to join the cast of a new series about a 14th-century warrior who gives up fighting to become an executioner.

in Music

Sam Smith calls vocal chord surgery a ‘blessing’

samsmith

The "Stay With Me" hitmaker says the medical drama was a blessing in disguise as it gave him perspective on his fast rise to fame.

in Music

Dave Grohl credits Led Zeppelin for helping him heal leg

davegrohl

The Foo Fighters frontman is regaining the strength in his broken leg with a rigorous physiotherapy routine.