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.
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A grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Torres in connection with the March 18th stabbing at a South Hadley Dunkin Donuts shop.
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The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is condemning the move, and is working with the affected employees to recover any back pay owed to them.
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The state has announced plans to install security cameras and preventative netting on the bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicide attempts over the years.
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Officials attended an Amherst meeting last night of the Mass. Broadband Institute, which recently blocked Montague’s agreement with a provider willing to extend the service to underserved areas of town.