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Second Horse Infected with Triple-E in Belchertown

A second horse in Belchertown has tested positive for Triple-E.  That prompted the state to raise the threat level for Triple-E in neighboring Amherst to high.  The threat level is now moderate in Hadley and South Hadley. While it’s been raised to low in the towns of Hatfield, Northampton and Whately.  The state Department of Public Health is urging high-threat communities to cancel outdoor evening events for the rest of the mosquito season.  Amherst officials cancelled a popular outdoor movie event Wednesday night.  Eastern Equine Encephalitis is a mosquito-borne disease.

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Habitat Home Completed in Northampton

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A Habitat for Humanity home has been completed for a Northampton family on Garfield Ave.

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Funnel Cloud In Springfield Sunday

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The National Weather Service has confirmed the sighting of a funnel cloud in Springfield Sunday afternoon

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Pro-Gaza, Pro-Israel Protests In Northampton

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A silent protest march in Northampton Friday expressed solidarity with Gaza and condemned the Israeli military campaign

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Rep. Neal Against Housing Kids at Westover

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Congressman Richie Neal is against using Westover Air Reserve Base temporary housing for a thousand child refugees