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New England News
7:00 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Westfield State President Faces No-Confidence Vote

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Faculty members and librarians at Westfield State University in Massachusetts are planning a no-confidence vote on President Evan Dobelle later this month.

The Oct. 16 vote was scheduled after Dobelle missed a deadline Thursday to explain travel spending criticized by an outside auditor and state inspector general.

After Dobelle missed the deadline, state Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland froze $197,000 in university funding and recommended withholding another $2 million for a planned science center.

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New England News
6:25 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Springfield Seeking Strong Casino Voter Turnout

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Massachusetts Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola says she's optimistic that voter turnout could approach 25 percent Tuesday when Springfield voters decide on a casino project proposed by MGM Resorts International.

The Republican reports that groups lobbying for and against the casino plan are working to get out the vote with mailings, telephone calls and door knocking.

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New England News
10:30 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Economic Group Urges 'Yes' On Springfield Casino

The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts is urging Springfield voters to approve the July 16 referendum on the MGM Springfield casino proposal.

The council says it believes the agreement between MGM Springfield and the city could provide an economic boost to the region.

The Republican reports that the president and CEO of the Economic Development Council says the casino proposal and host community agreement need a thorough vetting by the state Gaming Commission.

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