This week, MGM broke ground on its casino in Springfield. When it opens in late 2017, the western Massachusetts resort may find itself in the middle of a region stacked with casinos.
The Hampden County Sheriff’s office says its inmate treatment center will miss a March 31st eviction deadline from MGM. But the sheriff’s office says it now has a plan to temporarily relocate.
The new route for passenger rail through the Pioneer Valley is exceeding expectations. That’s according to numbers from Amtrak. But it’s hard to tell if its had much of an effect on local businesses.
Opening statements are scheduled for Friday in the trial of Emmanuel Bile. He’s one of four young men who are charged with gang-raping a UMass Amherst student in her dorm room in October 2012.
As MGM prepares to start building its casino in the South End of Springfield, it’s running up against some opposition from the city’s historical commission.
For those tired of the snow and cold in New England, here’s one glimmer of hope: Red Sox spring training is underway.
The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center is in the footprint of the company’s planned casino.
Away from the music clubs and bars of western Massachusetts, there’s a network of young musicians organizing concerts on a regular basis. A few local bands have emerged from this scene, and received attention far beyond the Pioneer Valley. One of them is California X, from Hadley.
Late last month, the influential music site Pitchfork declared that “Western Massachusetts is having another moment.” At the top of the list, And The Kids, a Northampton group whose album, “Turn to Each Other” is out this week.
Much of New England is digging out from a third major winter storm in two weeks, and more snow is likely on the way.
The developer who had planned to renovate a new space for the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center has pulled out of the project, according to Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe.
As MGM prepares to build its casino in Springfield’s South End, it’s bought up a cluster of properties, evicting businesses and organizations. Among them is the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center.
Victor Woolridge offers few specifics about what he’s looking for in a new UMass president. In a wide-ranging interview, we also asked him about tuition and fees, crowd control issues at UMass Amherst and the much-debated woes of the UMass football program.
A substance abuse treatment center for inmates will remain in its rented Springfield facility past an eviction date at the end of this month, according to Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe.
Downtown was nearly deserted as cold wind whipped up the fresh snow.