MGM officials have invited contractors to a meeting this week in Springfield, Massachusetts to discuss the company’s casino construction plans.
At the public meeting Thursday at the MassMutual Convention Center, there will be a presentation about the design and the construction timetable for the $800 million development in downtown Springfield. Chris Boss, a carpenter from West Springfield said a project of this scope is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people in the construction trades.
Students at a Vermont high school are winning praise for their efforts to fight back against online bullying. After a number of negative posts last week using a new social media app, students at Rutland High School organized against the cyber-bullying.
With an $82 million renovation of the derelict Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts under way, officials went looking for guidance from transit-oriented development in two Connecticut cities.
A delegation of business and civic leaders from greater Springfield got a possible glimpse of the future when they looked out over the ornate great hall of Union Station in New Haven, Ct. where 11,000 people a day pass through mostly off commuter trains to New York City.
David Casey of Canaan, NY pleaded guilty to witness intimidation, kidnapping and murder accessory charges connected to the 2011 murders of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell in Hampden Superior Court Monday.
Per the joint recommendation of Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless and Casey’s attorney, the 66-year-old was sentenced to two and half years in state prison. Casey was released after being credited with nearly 1,000 days served.
Work is nearly finished on a federally-funded upgrade to the rail line that parallels I-91 between New Haven, Connecticut and the Massachusetts border with Vermont. The line, dubbed the “Knowledge Corridor,” will soon see faster, but still limited, Amtrak service. But transportation officials and politicians see great potential for expanded commuter rail.