Big Y Foods has abandoned its plans to build a supermarket in Holyoke. The company cited economic conditions, increasing costs and unforeseen conditions. The news comes as Walmart pushes ahead with plans for a super-center including groceries on Whiting Farms Road. The plan to build a Big Y at Homestead Ave. and Lower Westfield Rd. was first introduced in 2011.
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The city council has given initial approval to an updated snow removal ordinance which makes failure to clear sidewalks a civil offense, punishable by a new fine structure.
MGM has been soliciting contractors interested in working on the 800-million-dollar casino project.