MassDevelopment wants $2 million in state funds released to begin cleanup at former Belchertown State School
With MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development authority, now in charge of the expensive pollution cleanup required at the former Belchertown State School, pressure is building on Gov. Deval Patrick's administration to start releasing the $10 million the Legislature allocated as bonds in 2008 to do that job. The agency is requesting $2 million of it this year to begin the long-awaited remediation. State legislators, including Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham, are lobbying for the money’s release. The Patrick administration says the request is under consideration.