(Palmer, MA) — Voters in Palmer have rejected a proposal by Mohegan Sun to build a billion-dollar resort casino off the Mass Pike. The plan went down by a margin of only 93 votes. Mohegan says it will request a hand recount because of technical problems with a voting machine in one of the precincts. If the “No” vote is upheld, MGM in Springfield will be the sole contender for the one gaming license to be awarded in Western Massachusetts.
Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.
The Northampton liquor license seized from businessman Eric Suher in May has been awarded to Bistro Les Gras
The region's first fatality has been reported in connection with an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the country
A majority of Massachusetts voters still seem to oppose the repeal of the casino law