The Eastern Equine Encephalitis threat level has been raised to critical in Belchertown. Officials say a horse that died Friday at George Hannum Road was infected with the triple-E virus. The state Department of Public Health urges communities designated as critical to cancel evening outdoor events for the rest of the mosquito season. Triple-E infected mosquitoes have also been found in Amherst where the threat level is moderate, and mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in Northampton.
In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.
Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.
This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.
Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.