Western Massachusetts apple growers say this year’s crop is excellent. Farmers say they had good pollination conditions in May, rain in June when they needed it, and plenty of sun in July and August. Pick-your-own orchards all over the state are open and ready to go.
Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.
It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.
The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.
Tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.