A black bear caused a stir Thursday morning in the Worcester County city of Athol. The bear ventured into downtown, and ended up in a tree near the office of the Athol Daily News.
The third human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts was confirmed Monday in Franklin County. The patient is under the age of eighteen, and is currently hospitalized.
Massachusetts is home to three small rural hospitals known as "critical access hospitals" – they’re given special federal funding to make sure they remain a last resort for isolated communities. But hospital administrators say they’re still having trouble making ends meet and attracting enough patients to stay viable. Karen Brown reports.