UMass Amherst is restricting nighttime outdoor events as a precaution against mosquito-borne illnesses. Organizers are encouraged to reschedule their events or move them indoors. Amherst is considered a high risk community for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Two horses in nearby Belchertown have died from Triple-E.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.
It's official--electric rates in Western Mass will be going up 29 percent as of January first