(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.
The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.
The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.
As the next presidential election cycle begins the goal isn't necessarily to win every race, but to improve the performance of the Republican ticket overall.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.