(West Springfield, MA) — West Springfield voters have rejected a plan by Hard Rock New England to build a casino on the grounds of the Big E. Yesterday’s referendum lost by a 55-to-45 percent vote. Hard Rock spent about a million-dollars trying to drum up support. Opponents spent only about 18-hundred. The vote leaves MGM in Springfield competing with Mohegan Sun in Palmer for the sole Western Mass casino license.
Two Northampton massage businesses have been shut down by city code enforcement officials.
Governor Charlie Baker will speak in Northampton later this month.
Springfield's City Council will consider a resolution to support efforts to keep the Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center in the city.
A group of protesters targeted the meat counter and the dairy section of Whole Foods Saturday.