(Palmer, MA) — Voters in Palmer will decide today whether to approve a casino proposal by Mohegan Sun. The billion-dollar project off the Mass Pike would feature retail shops, restaurants, a cinema, and a water park. Mohegan has been pushing the idea of a Palmer casino since 2009 when it opened a storefront in the depressed former mill town. If the local referendum passes, Palmer will be up against Springfield for the sole casino license in Western Mass.
A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.