1. Articles from Jeanette DeForge

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    1. Chicopee brownfield project that has cost millions -- and spanned 15 years -- close to completion

      Chicopee brownfield project that has cost millions -- and spanned 15 years -- close to completion

      A brownfield project that a former mayor described as the state’s worst legal and environmental quagmire is coming to an end, and the former factory property could be ready for redevelopment in a year. The city is scheduled to go out to bid to remove asbestos, PCBs and other hazardous waste from the last three contaminated buildings on the former Uniroyal factory complex at the end of November. The work is expected to take eight months to a year and will ready the property for development by the beginning of 2022, said Lee M. Pouliot, director of the city ...

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    2. Springfield City Council sets new, lower tax rate but residents still likely to see bigger bill

      Springfield City Council sets new, lower tax rate but residents still likely to see bigger bill

      It was just 3 cents, but it made a world of difference for businesses looking to invest in the city. The City Council lowered residential and business tax rates for Monday night, but warned all property owners that their fiscal year 2020 tax bills are still likely to increase because the valuation of the average property has jumped up by nearly $10,000. The Council voted 11-0 to set the new residential rate at $19.53 per $1,000 value, a decrease of 16 cents over this year. The new rate for business, commercial and industrial property is $39.23 ...

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    3. Westover Metropolitan Airport awaits OK for 24-hour operations in Chicopee

      Westover Metropolitan Airport awaits OK for 24-hour operations in Chicopee

      After three years of work and with the help of two grants, Westover Metropolitan Airport is close to achieving a long-term goal of allowing planes to land overnight. U.S. Air Force officials are scheduled to sign a letter of agreement on Thursday to approve the plan. If everything goes smoothly, the extended hours will begin Friday, said Michael Bolton, president and CEO of the airport. The small airport, owned by Westover Metropolitan Corp., has a partnership with Westover Air Reserve Base that allows it to use the Air Force runway and control tower services.

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    4. Interstate Towing in Chicopee celebrates 20 years of cleaning up after disasters

      Interstate Towing in Chicopee celebrates 20 years of cleaning up after disasters

      Need a Mercedes towed out of the Connecticut River? What happens when 45,000 pounds of lemonade spills from a tractor trailer truck? Who cleans up a six-car pileup that includes a tractor trailer truck load of shampoo spreading across the highway? In each situation it was Interstate Towing which came to the rescue.

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    5. MGM pulls out of talks to purchase Wynn Casino in Everett

      MGM pulls out of talks to purchase Wynn Casino in Everett

      MGM Resorts is pulling out of talks with Wynn Resorts to negotiate a purchase of Encore Boston Harbor Casino in Everett. The company released a statement saying “We have noted the anxiety raised by various stakeholders regarding a transaction and this troubles us at MGM. We only wish to have a positive impact on communities in which we operate. We think the best course of action is to discontinue discussions concerning this opportunity. We wish the company and the Everett community all the best and look forward to visiting their beautiful resort when it opens and welcoming the 5,600 ...

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    6. Channing Bete in Deerfield to close; 105 people will lose jobs

      After publishing educational pamphlets, booklets and handbooks on a wide variety of health and school-related subjects for 65 years, the Channing Bete company is closing its doors. In an exclusive interview with the Greenfield Recorder, Company President Michael G. Bete announced the family-owned business would close in June, leaving the 105 employees without a job.

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