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New England News
Thu December 6, 2012
Destroyed Day Care Center Gets Donation From Casino Co.
The operators of a day care center destroyed in last months natural gas explosion in Springfield Massachusetts have received a grant from a casino developer. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports
Penn National Gaming and a charitable foundation associated with Springfield businessman Peter Picknelly donated $25,000 to Square One. One of t he organization’s pre-schools was destroyed in the November 23 gas explosion in downtown Springfield. Square One CEO Joan Kagen said the donation will help cover expenses to re-locate 100 children to other daycare.
Penn and Picknelly are partners in a proposed $810 million downtown casino project.