1. Gov. Patrick signs bond bill authorizing $177 million to be spent improving Westover, Barnes, others

    Gov. Patrick signs bond bill authorizing $177 million to be spent improving Westover, Barnes, others

    Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed a first-ever bond bill that will allow the commonwealth to borrow up to $177 million to make improvements to six military installations in the state, including Barnes Air Reserve Base, in Westfield, and Wesvover Air Reserve Base, in Chicopee.  The bill comes from the recommendations of the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force which was formed through the governor’s office to fight proposals for widespread budget cuts that includes cutting the number of jets at Westover Air Reserve base by half in 2016.  It is the first time in history where the ...

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