Beth Ward, Western Mass News

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Past articles by Beth:

Friday marks last day to apply for Toys for Tots

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Today is the last day local families in need can sign up for the Marine's Toys for Tots campaign. → Read More

Report grades WMass hospitals on patient safety

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A non-profit is out with its bi-annual report looking into patient safety at thousands of hospitals across the country, including here in the Bay State. → Read More

Marines hard at work prepping for Toys for Tots campaign

Marines from Westover Air Reserve Base need your help. Their annual Toys for Tots campaign is well underway and the need this year, we're told, is greater than ever. → Read More

MGM announces changes and holiday happenings

SPRINGFIELD, MA(WGGB/WSHM) -- Changes are coming to MGM Springfield. → Read More

Gas prices falling, lowest since April

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The cost to fill up your gas tank is the cheapest it has been in six months and the price per gallon is expected to → Read More

Local Marines head to Target to prepare for Toys for Tots campaign

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- It's not Thanksgiving yet, but Marines from Westover Air Reserve Base are already focused on Christmas. → Read More

Police looking to identify dirt bike operator seen near West Springfield park

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- West Springfield Police are looking for your help finding the driver of a dirt bike seen riding through a popular park illegally. → Read More

MGM Springfield looking to fill about two dozen jobs

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Two months after it's grand opening, MGM Springfield said Wednesday that it still has a few positions available. → Read More

East Longmeadow PD remind residents to lock car doors after recent break-ins

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- East Longmeadow police are reminding residents to keep their doors locked following a spike in recent car break-ins. → Read More

Going to the World Series parade in Boston? Here's what you need to know

BOSTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions once again! → Read More

Local heating oil companies busy as prices fluctuate

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Concerns over fluctuating home heating oil prices are fueling a brisk business for local suppliers. → Read More

Local businesses expect big crowds during World Series

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- As the Red Sox prepare to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, businesses in western Massachusetts are also gearing up for what's → Read More

Rush to beat the freeze as growing season ends

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - With those overnight-freeze warnings in effect, farmers all over the Pioneer Valley are scrambling to harvest what's left in their fields. → Read More

Polio-like illness confirmed in Massachusetts

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Two cases of a rare Polio-like illness seen in other parts of the country are now confirmed in Massachusetts. → Read More

Time to protect your plants from the season's first frost

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Our first real frost is expected over the weekend and that means you may want to tuck in those tender plants. → Read More

New study weighs in on debate between sanitizer vs. soap

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We've heard hand sanitizer is good, then it wasn't so good. → Read More

'Seasoned' firewood a hot commodity following late summer rain

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A warning tonight if you are in the market for firewood. → Read More

High demand puts new shingles vaccine in short supply

LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A new shingles vaccine is said to be so effective and so sought after that it's become incredibly difficult to find in stock. → Read More

Football head injuries in the spotlight following recent tragedies

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Concerns about safety on the football field is in the spotlight after two separate tragedies over the weekend. → Read More

'Camel Kingdom' at The Big E speaks out

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHm) - Animal rights activists continue to call for the end of all animal acts at The Big E, following videos that have gone viral that have → Read More