The Springfield Historical Commission has approved MGM’s plans for three properties on the site of its future downtown casino. But a proposal for a fourth property was defeated Thursday Night–twice.
A more than three-hour public meeting started with the NRC and Entergy officials describing how and when Vermont Yankee will be decommissioned. The plan under federal review calls for the process to be completed by 2075.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting and comment session Thursday on plans to fully decommission Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.
Connecticut is looking for an operator for a new commuter rail line between Springfield and New Haven.
In Massachusetts on January 1st, the state’s minimum wage jumps from $8 to $9 an hour. It’s the first of three increases to happen between now and 2017.
The band from Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology will be the only group from western Massachusetts performing at Governor-Elect Charlie Baker next month.
Amtrak’s Vermonter is serving Amherst for the last time this weekend. Train service shifts to Northampton and Greenfield starting Monday
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is investigating whether Boston-based Santander Bank’s used predatory lending practices in its car loan business — the same practices that caused the mortgage and financial crises of several years ago.
A mild and less-than-snowy December has meant a slow start to the ski season in the Berkshires. Mountain operators are hoping the busy week between Christmas and New Year’s will help jump start business.
Those hitting the road Wednesday night and Thursday morning will likely have to contend with wet, windy conditions. A flood watch is in effect for much of western New England through noon Thursday. And the heavy rain could make travel tricky.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he reached out to Menino last week upon learning of his failing health. He says he left a brief voicemail message in Italian.
Massachusetts public safety officials say there are no specific threats against the state.
Racist and threatening graffiti left on dormitory doors at UMass Amherst this week continues to draw outrage and and calls for the administration to do more when it comes to diversity. The messages were left at the rooms of three students of color. Some are using the incidents to have a larger discussion about diversity on campus.
Candidates for Massachusetts’ Treasurer are debating the impact casinos could have on the state’s profitable lottery, which largely funds local aid to cities and towns.
With five weeks remaining until election day, polls show Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker running neck-and-neck.