West Springfield Mayor Greg Neffinger has signed a host community agreement with Hard Rock for a casino at the Big E. The deal would give $26 million annually to the city and the region, including $35 million up front for traffic mitigation. The agreement paves the way for a September 10th local referendum. The company is in competition with MGM in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer for the sole casino license in Western Mass.
Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.
Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.
A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.
An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.