1. Walmart withdraws controversial plan for Holyoke supercenter, citing site pollution

    Walmart withdraws controversial plan for Holyoke supercenter, citing site pollution

    The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce hadn't taken a position on the plan from Walmart. Representatives of the retailer were due to present the plan to the chamber Oct. 24, President Kathleen Anderson said. "I suppose if there were environmental issues for them there would be environmental issues for someone else also. It's also disappointing that the (Walmart) jobs won't come," Anderson said.

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    1. If you know anything about Walmart, you know that we're not a company that backs away from opposition.
    2. If there is any contaminants, we'll clean it up.
    3. I welcome the decision (of Walmart's withdrawal). I question whether it has anything to do with environmental concerns.
    4. I would hope that they would maybe find another suitable spot within our city. We could use the jobs, we could use the taxes to our base.
    5. It seems odd to me that that would be the nail in the coffin for a multimillion-dollar corporation.
    6. I suppose if there were environmental issues for them there would be environmental issues for someone else also. It's also disappointing that the (Walmart) jobs won't come.
    7. They don't want to buy a site that's contaminated.
    8. We need the jobs and we need the revenue.
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