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Infected Mosquitoes Found in Pioneer Valley

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.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Funeral Set For Victims of Ehamp Motorcycle Crash

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A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash

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Holyoke Water Plant On Agenda

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Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant

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UMass Students Keep Police Busy

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Students from UMass are already keeping the Amherst police department busy