The Massachusetts Inspector General issued a scathing report Thursday on a former state university president’s use of state funds for personal purposes. The report raised the likelihood that former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle will face a criminal investigation.
The operators of Saratoga Casino and Raceway have announced a new management deal in the works with Louisville, Kentucky-based Churchill Downs Inc.
This week, Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. and Churchill Downs Incorporated announced they are working to finalize a new agreement where the Louisville company known for the Kentucky Derby will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colorado.
A gray fox in Dutchess County has tested positive for rabies.
The Dutchess County Department of Health has confirmed a positive rabies test in a fox captured on Hart Drive in the Town of Poughkeepsie July 30. The Department is asking anyone who is aware of any contact between a gray fox and any person or domestic animal within the past two weeks to contact the county health department. In Dutchess County, nearly 50 people undergo rabies post-exposure treatment annually, many of these are because of contact with animals that were not captured and therefore not rabies tested.
A busy trade deadline day in major league baseball yesterday nine months after winning the World Series, the last-place Red Sox unloaded five key members of their championship team. The Red Sox sent left-hander John Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes, and a draft pick. Then they traded lefty reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles. The Bosox also shipped Lackey to St. Louis for fellow righty Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig. And Shortstop Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees for third-baseman Kelly Johnson.
A large apartment complex in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts has been sold to a New York City-based developer
A 280-unit complex of townhouses, one-,two-, and three-bedroom apartments known as Morgan Square has been bought by the SilverBrick Group. The company in a press release pledged to redevelopment the apartments for “ luxury style living.” Mayor Domenic Sarno has championed more market-rate housing downtown. Housing consultant Laurie Volk said the metro center has a lot of potential.