(Boston, MA) — The Mass Gaming Commission has unanimously rejected Northampton’s request for “surrounding community status” to a Springfield casino. Northampton, Longmeadow and Hampden all petitioned for the status, with the hopes of negotiating mitigation payments from MGM Springfield. The casino giant has so far only negotiated deals with communities that share a border with Springfield. MGM hopes to build a billion-dollar gaming palace in Springfield’s South End. A study commissioned by Northampton shows the city stands to lose up to $8.3 million a year to a Springfield casino.
We should know by the end of October how much it will cost to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
UMass campus police have suspended their confidential informant program after last week's "Boston Globe" article about a student who died of an overdose last year
A proposal to let Holyoke provide building inspection services to Southampton is being vigorously opposed by the town's residents
The Amherst Fire Department will hold its annual open house and pancake breakfast on Sunday