A poll released Friday by Western New England University shows strong voter support for keeping the Massachusetts casino law.
The survey found 59 percent of likely voters plan to vote against repeal of the law that legalized Las Vegas-style gambling and authorized the licensing of casinos in Massachusetts. Just 35 percent say they’ll vote yes on Question 3 on Tuesday’s election ballot. Polling institute director Tim Vercellotti said the gap has grown since September, when a casino industry backed campaign launched a blitz of TV ads.
The city council in Springfield is pressing ahead with a court fight against a proposed wood-burning power plant. But first the council had to secure the services of a lawyer who would take the case for free.
Six Massachusetts hospitals have agreed to treat Ebola patients should there be any in the state.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday said Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and five large Boston hospitals have reviewed their operations and are prepared to handle an Ebola patient. Earlier, Gov. Deval Patrick said it was not necessary to designate a primary Ebola treatment center.