(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.
A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.
The suit by residents of Deerfield and Northfield asks the feds to stop all activity related to approval of the project
Officials say there's been an increase in reports of underage drinking and dogs off leash at the site
A southwestern NH organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant for communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant
54-year-old Sean Malone died Wednesday night at a hospital