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Archive for August, 2011

By Ray Hershel (BUCKLAND, Mass.) (WGGB)– The Massachusetts National Guard continues to help those in need in the hard hit hill towns of Western Massachusetts. Many western Massachusetts hill towns remain in a state of… Read more

As the iconic “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” returns for the ninth season, deserving families in need of a newly rebuilt and decorated home are once again treated to the door knock that changes lives. Throughout the series, children have been an… Read more

BOSTON — CC Sabathia snapped out of his Red Sox funk, striking out 10 in six innings to beat Boston for the first time in five tries this season and lead the New York Yankees to a 5-2 victory on Tuesday night. The win was the Yankees’ third in 13… Read more

By Ray Hershel (EASTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)– An 89-year old Easthampton man says flooding from Hurricane Irene is not as bad as the flood of 1936. Dick Warnock was 14 years old when the flood of 1936 devastated the region. As he looks out of his… Read more

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — For students all over the City of Springfield the beautiful summer day we all enjoyed on Tuesday marked the return to the classroom for students all over the city.Because of last June’s tornado classes at the Brookings… Read more

They’re too young to even open their eyes — yet these kittens were left to fend for themselves sunday — as hurricane irene pounded the pioneer valley. A goshen man and his daughter found the kittens in a box floating in the big y parking lot in… Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mass (WGGB) — With limited access to Interstate 91 on Monday, it was time to take to the back roads of Franklin County to try and get a handle on the damage done by Tropical Storm Irene. We found people hard at work trying to get… Read more

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — There were cheerleaders, music and mascots, but it was hardly your average pep rally. Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Springfield College’s Blake Arena Tuesday night, gearing up to build a home in the City of… Read more

AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB)–  Agawam officials are evacuating the Riviera Apartments on Riviera Drive in Agawam as a safety measure due to the projected cresting of the Connecticut River. abc40/FOX 6 has a crew on the way. Stay tuned to abc40 / FOX 6… Read more

Governor Deval Patrick, touring some of the areas hardest hit by tropical storm Irene. In addition to an aerial tour of Franklin County, the Governor personally made stops in Greenfield and Deerfield, surveying flood damage first-hand. “The… Read more

LONGMEADOW AND EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — Connecticut River flooding is causing problems up and down the Pioneer Valley. In Longmeadow the fire department has ordered evacuation warnings to residents who live along the river. The streets… Read more

Berkshires, District 1 The following roads remain closed at this time:Route 8 from Jct Route 23 in Otis to Ct State Line in Sandisfield – Flooding subsided – Closure due to trees with power line down at multiple locations – Utility notified – some… Read more

BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) — Traditionally Boston’s Long Wharf is used by ferries and sightseeing boats. Ferry services heading to Provincetown, Logan Airport and the Harbor Islands National Recreation Area depart from the pier. Today nothing was… Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mass. (WGGB) — Tropical Storm Irene’s heavy rain caused flooding and created a mess on the roads. Officials in both Ashfield and Conway were concerned that the dam at the Ashfield Lake could collapse. “If that dam breaks we can… Read more

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS (WGGB) — Chances are if you ask most people in and around the Greater Springfield area they’d say that ‘Tropical Storm Irene’ was somewhat of a bust. Sure we had our share of rain and high winds, but nothing like what many of… Read more