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Car fire on I-91 South in Northampton causes traffic backup
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - All lanes of I-91 Southbound have reopend after a car fire Saturday. I-91 Southbound, south of Exit 18 in Northampton was closed due to a car fire Saturday evening.
Extravaganja returns to Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Extravaganja, a massive party in Northampton that celebrates cannabis culture will take place Saturday. This year's cannabis rally will be a little more controlled than in previous years. For the first time, there will be a 12,000 person limit for the event, and you can o
Concerns rising as Stop and Shop strike continues
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- For more than a week, many of the employees of Stop and Shop have been striking outside grocery stores across western Massachusetts. As the negotiations close on day nine, we have an update on some of the concerns and issues facing both strikers and customers.
Extravaganja 2019 celebrates medicinal, recreational cannabis use on 420
NORTHAMPTON - Pouring rain and gusts of wind did not stop visitors from celebrating 420 (an homage to cannabis held nationally on April 20) at the Three County Fairgrounds. While marijuana is not sold at Extravaganja, celebrating medicinal and recreational use of the substance is all a part of the f
Northampton man arrested for breaking and entering at Look Park Friday
NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WWLP) - A man was arrested Friday morning for breaking into the train depot building at Look Park in Northampton. Northampton Police Department’s Chief Kasper said the man broke in around 7:30 a.m. and fell asleep inside.
Northampton teachers, ‘ready for civil disobedience,’ ask for pay increases
NORTHAMPTON — The City Council Thursday night heard an hour of public comment asking the city to allocate more money for salaries for public school teachers and support staff.
Northampton hosts park on the go
NORTHAMPTON — Where there was once just mulch, a small park composed of milk crates, board games and cornhole appeared outside of the YMCA on Friday afternoon, assembled in a matter of minutes.
Locals celebrate ahead of Easter Sunday
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - It's the Saturday night before Easter and some locals headed to the bars to celebrate. Although it's not as busy as Thanksgiving Eve which has been referred to as "Black Out Wednesday" people in Northampton celebrated at the Bishop's Lounge.
Northampton Police cracking down on distracted driving
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Northampton Police are putting more cruisers on the road this month, cracking down on distracted driving. "There's so many things going on when you're driving," Captain John Cartledge of the Northampton Police Department tells us. "People really need to just focus on dr
Glazed Doughnut Shop in Northampton to close
Northampton’s gourmet doughnut fans will soon have to satisfy their cravings elsewhere. Glazed Doughnut Shop, which offered creative flavors as well as gluten-free and vegan doughnuts, will be shutting its doors on Saturday, April 20, its owners wrote in a Facebook post this week.
NETA recognizes cannabis culture with "Foodie420" celebration
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The city was buzzing outside of NETA in Northampton Saturday with people celebrating cannabis culture. NETA held a "Foodie420" celebration Saturday inviting patrons to enjoy food catered by local downtown vendors, including Northampton's Spoleto Restaurant Group.
A new day: Enthusiasts celebrate marijuana ‘holiday’ at Extravaganza fest
NORTHAMPTON — Whether rolling it up in tobacco leaves, packing it into glass bowls or vaporizing it in handheld devices, marijuana enthusiasts lit up at Extravaganja on Saturday for 4/20 .
4 Worcester Colleges in 2019 Top 25 Party Schools in Massachusetts
WORCESTER – Five Worcester colleges have made Niche.com’s 2019 Top Party Schools in Massachusetts. College of the Holy Cross (#8), Assumption College (#13), WPI (#18) and Worcester State University (#24) all cracked the top 25 party schools in the Bay State, according to Niche.com — a ranking and re
Female robbed and stabbed in Springfield on Carew St.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We continue to follow developing news in Springfield after a woman was stabbed on Carew Street. On Friday evening, a female victim was robbed and assaulted with a dangerous weapon.
Extravaganja organizers seek new 2020 venue after Northampton imposes age restriction
NORTHAMPTON – After a forced move from the Amherst Common to Northampton in 2016, this could be the last year that Extravaganja, a political rally and festival, will be held at the Three County Fairgrounds.
Stop & Shop employee threatens to sue workers union
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Stop and Shop employee is speaking out and threatening to sue the union representing employees while they're on strike. This is now day nine of the strike, and one Stop and Shop employee says he has crossed the picket line, because of the way customers have been treat
Police searching for suspect involved with shooting in Holyoke
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police officials are currently looking for a male involved with a shooting on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The victim, a 29-year-old man from Springfield is suffering serious gunshot wounds to the hip.
Flooding and heavy rain expected in Massachusetts
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for parts of Massachusetts in effect until Saturday night. Franklin, Worcester, Hampshire, and Hampden counties are under flood watch until this evening, the weather service said in a forecast.
People along CT River watching levels as weekend rain approaches
A flood watch remains in effect for Saturday. Communities like Northampton are already reporting the water levels at the minor flood stage, meaning first responders, businesses, & homeowners along the river are keeping a watchful eye.
Off the Menu: Sous vide is one of today’s hot cooking trends
A kitchen technique that uses a controlled temperature water bath as its cooking medium, sous vide is one of today’s hot cooking trends. It's not exactly a new idea; experiments in controlled temperature cookery date back more than two centuries. However, the process did not come into commercial use