Eugene Cassidy

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The Big E, the largest fair on the East Coast, is about to open its gates for the 2017 edition of the venerable agricultural fair.

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               The Eastern States Exposition, known as the Big E, opened its gates to the public in West Springfield today as the annual fair observes its 100th anniversary.

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The “Big E” has a new boss.  Eugene Cassidy is the new president and C-E-O of the Eastern States Exposition.  The organization has hosted the region’s largest agricultural fair and exposition on its grounds in West Springfield for 95 years.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul  Tuthill spoke with Cassidy about what makes the “ Big E” such a big draw through the decades.