(Holyoke, MA) — Environmentalists are celebrating 20 years of cleaning up the Connecticut River. At a community breakfast on Friday, Chicopee Mayor Mike Bissonnette told the crowd when he was a boy the river was toxic, but now it’s in good shape and getting better. The biggest accomplishment was getting rid of many pipes where raw sewage dumps into the river during heavy rain. Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield and West Springfield are under federal mandates to eliminate the combined sewer and stormwater outflow pipes known as “CSO’s.”
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U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month.
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