New England News
4:38 pm
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

The Square One pre-school on Chestnut Street in Springfield was destroyed in the Nov. 23 natural gas explosion
Credit Square One

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.