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.
Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.
Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.
A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.
An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.