Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been found in the Pioneer Valley. The West Nile infected mosquitoes were found in Northampton and those with Triple-E were found in Amherst. People are asked to drain any standing water on their property and are urged to take precautions like wearing long pants and sleeves and putting on insect-repellent to avoid being bitten. So far there have been no human cases of either West Nile or Triple-E in Western Mass this year.
Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.
While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.
For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.