(Conway, MA) — The Red Cross is assisting after a number of major fires in Western Mass. Friday afternoon, a home on Briar Hill Road in Ashfield and a trailer on Main Poland Road in Conway went up in flames, displacing a total of nine people. Sunday morning, a large storage building in New Salem burned in a spectacular blaze. Also Sunday, a building in Orange caught fire, displacing eleven disabled elderly residents. In West Springfield, seven people are homeless after a Sunday afternoon fire on Fairview Ave.
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