Another 78-year-old mark falls, and experts warn those at risk to avoid prolonged exposure


A.M. toil: A concrete crew in Stonehurst Pointe works to finish a foundation on a dwelling before the heat of the day settles in. Even starting at 6 a.m., the workers quickly began to feel the oppressive heat as the sun rose higher Friday. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — J.D. Hobbs knows all of the tricks to staying safe in hot weather.

But even Friday was boiling for the general contractor. As a crew of 20 laid the groundwork for new duplexes at Stonehurst Pointe in west Greenfield, Hobbs said that they started at 6 a.m. and planned to knock off at noon to avoid the heat.

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