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.
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.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash
Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant