New England News
6:10 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Patrick Administration Awards Millions For Local Projects

The Patrick Administration has announced  $38 million for more than two dozen infrastructure projects across Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

Holyoke officials plan to build a covered passenger rail platform at this location near downtown.
Credit WAMC

Lt  Governor Timothy Murray, visited Easthampton Friday to highlight four projects the state is funding in western Massachusetts.  $3 million to Easthampton, and $1.5 million to Chicopee to support mill redevelopment projects.  Holyoke is getting $2 million to build a rail station. Mayor Alex Morse says high speed rail is part of his economic development strategy.

$4 million is going to Springfield to help facilitate a project to bring a full line grocery store to the city’s poorest neighborhood.