Chicopee http://wamc.org en New Mayor Says Chicopee Will Overcome Challenges http://wamc.org/post/new-mayor-says-chicopee-will-overcome-challenges <p>Just 44 days into his term, the new mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts offered a somber assessment today in a State of the City address delivered to a business group.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Mayor Richard Kos said he would pursue an agenda to improve education and to create jobs, but warned Chicopee is facing challenges including a threat to future economic development because of skyrocketing expenses on a major public construction project.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:16:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 84186 at http://wamc.org New Mayor Says Chicopee Will Overcome Challenges Inauguration Of Chicopee Mayor Is Monday http://wamc.org/post/inauguration-chicopee-mayor-monday <p>The city of Chicopee, Massachusetts will get a new, yet familiar, mayor on Monday when an inauguration ceremony is held for Richard Kos.&nbsp; Kos, who served as mayor of Chicopee a decade ago, will be sworn in to a two-year term. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kos about his priorities.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 81159 at http://wamc.org Inauguration Of Chicopee Mayor Is Monday Chicopee Casino Proposal Dies As Potential Developers Opt For Slots License http://wamc.org/post/chicopee-casino-proposal-dies-potential-developers-opt-slots-license <p>A long shot bid by the city of Chicopee to get into the casino competition in Massachusetts has failed. But, the city’s mayor says Chicopee does not need casino money to survive</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58208 at http://wamc.org Chicopee Casino Proposal Dies As Potential Developers Opt For Slots License Ground Traffic A Concern For Air Show Organizers http://wamc.org/post/ground-traffic-concern-air-show-organizers <p>What organizers say will be one of the largest air shows in the country will be held later this summer in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; The&nbsp; <a href="http://www.greatnewenglandairshow.com/">&ldquo; Great&nbsp; New England Air Show&rdquo;</a>&nbsp; is being staged at the Westover Air Force Reserve Base at a time when the facility&rsquo;s future is clouded by proposed Pentagon budget cuts.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 43236 at http://wamc.org Ground Traffic A Concern For Air Show Organizers Hope Seen For Small Business Growth http://wamc.org/post/hope-seen-small-business-growth <p>Leading economists say there is considerable uncertainty weighing heavily on the economic outlook for Massachusetts. But, for now, the state&rsquo;s economy is doing comparatively well with signs of confidence in the future for small businesses.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41609 at http://wamc.org Hope Seen For Small Business Growth