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  • Rain arriving this morning; heavier rain, wind this afternoon

    Temperatures will be mild enough to keep today very rainy and not snowy. CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After a dry start to the morning, rain is slowly pushing in from the west into the Berkshires and heading toward the Pioneer Valley. I expect increasing shower chances through the morning with steadier rain from midday through the afternoon. Grab the rain gear as you head out the door, even if it’s not raining over you when you leave the house. There may be a brief period before 8am where a few spots pick up a little bit of patchy freezing drizzle or freezing rain. After 8am temperatures should be above freezing so the risk for icy conditions goes away. Rainfall amounts will likely come close, if not exceed, 1 inch by the time the wet weather ends overnight tonight. There may be some minor street flooding in some of the heavier downpours this afternoon. The storm system bringing us the rain will also bring some gusty winds and mild air. Winds could gust over 40mph, especially in Berkshire County where a Wind Advisory is in effect until 5pm.

  • 3D Printing Technology for Color Copiers

    Printing hasn’t experienced significant 3D advancement, thus far. A few years ago, touch screens were added to printers and copiers. Next, WiFi connectivity, which allows printing from anywhere with an internet signal, became the latest addition. The next big step for color copiers is 3D technology. Comparing this new realm to some of our older and traditional options provides us with some very interesting considerations. Pricing The price of the average copier depends on its applications and functions. Today’s printers are typically priced based on output capacity, WiFi capabilities, the tray capacity, touch-screen options, and other features. These are all additions and enhancements to the same basic machine which produces the same product, printed paper. Though all these advancements are great and they certainly affect the price of the machine, which ranges from roughly $40 to well over $1,000, the 3D copier is a completely different machine with its high-end functions that well exceed traditional systems. Due to its recent introduction into the consumer market, these products are still considered costly and out-of-reach for the average consumer. They can be found in some tech shops, online, and even a few home goods stores, but usually cost over $1000. The price

  • WARNING: Some knew about the red light on cars,

    EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS!!!!!!!!! WARNING: Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc. Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called, 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way. Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.