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.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags