(Northampton, MA) — Northampton continues its push for mitigation funding from MGM Springfield. Mayor David Narkewicz is petitioning the state gaming commission for so-called “surrounding community” status. That would force MGM to craft an agreement with Northampton, even though the two cities don’t share a border. Narkewicz also wants to be reimbursed for the cost of a 22-thousand-dollar study that looks at the potential economic impact of the proposed casino.
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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.
Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.
Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.