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WWLP.com afternoon top stories 8-18-14

Repair work continues on a broken water main in Chicopee, work is about to begin on a new project at the former Holyoke Catholic High School…

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Living like Huck Finn

Art students set off on unique cruise down the Mississippi, turning their raft into a floating history lesson along the way.

FILE - In this March 14, 2003, file photo, Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., center, laughs with Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Scudder Parker at the annual Democratic Party dinner in Montpelier, Vt. Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Washington. He was 80. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Former Vt. Senator Jim Jeffords has died

Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent…

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Ebola: Hospital on alert

New Mexico patient in isolation after Ebola-like symptoms; doctors say move is from "abundance of caution".

Your End of Summer Bucket List!

Your End of Summer Bucket List!

The kids may be heading back to school next week but there's still lots of fun end-of-summer activities they can do before then!