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    1. CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer welcomes potential acquisition by Baystate Health System

      CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer welcomes potential acquisition by Baystate Health System

      "It's a win-win for the community, patients, hospital and its staff," Dr. Charles E. Cavagnaro III, president and chief executive officer of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers, said Wednesday. The boards of trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care, Baystate Health and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers have authorized the organizations to sign a letter of intent to propose the transfer of ownership of Wing Memorial to Baystate Health, according to a news release. Mark R. Tolosky, president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health, estimated that it could take up to six months for the transfer to ...

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    2. Mohegan Sun to use Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in negotiations with surrounding communities to its proposed Palmer resort casino

      Mohegan Sun to use Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in negotiations with surrounding communities to its proposed Palmer resort casino

      Mohegan Sun plans to use the services of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to help negotiate with communities surrounding its proposed resort casino and water park project off Thorndike Street (Route 32) in Palmer. Mohegan representatives met with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission officials on Thursday in a closed meeting. The exact details of the agreement between the Connecticut casino operator and the Springfield-based planning commission are still being finalized.

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    3. Monson official wants in on meeting between Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Gaming Commission and Mohegan Sun

      Monson official wants in on meeting between Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Gaming Commission and Mohegan Sun

      A meeting between Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Mohegan Sun and Gaming Commission representatives planned for this week has riled officials in the town of Monson, who think they should be able to attend it because it will discuss Mohegan's approach in dealing with surrounding communities. Mohegan is proposing to build a nearly $1 billion resort casino on Thorndike Street (Route 32) in Palmer, which borders Monson.

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    4. Mohegan Sun, Palmer agreement includes $15.2 million pledged annually to Palmer, another $16.5 million for MassPike interchange improvements

      Mohegan Sun, Palmer agreement includes $15.2 million pledged annually to Palmer, another $16.5 million for MassPike interchange improvements

      Mohegan has proposed a nearly $1 billion resort casino on 152 acres owned by Northeast Realty across from the Massachusetts Turnpike exit 8 on Thorndike Street (Route 32). The plan has been years in the making, and the Connecticut-based casino operator is facing competition for the sole Western Massachusetts casino license from MGM Resorts International in Springfield and Hard Rock New England in West Springfield.

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    5. Palmer seeks Monson water as backup for Mohegan Sun casino project including water park

      Palmer seeks Monson water as backup for Mohegan Sun casino project including water park

      Palmer Water District No. 1 has an agreement in principle with Monson Water and Sewer Department to construct an interconnection between the two systems to provide extra water if the Mohegan Sun Massachusetts resort casino proposal becomes a reality. In other developments, Mohegan announced Wednesday a new marketing program to benefit local businesses and tourist attractions throughout the region. Through this Player's Club program, guests would be able to receive additional discounts and redemption opportunities at participating local businesses and destinations in Western and central Massachusetts.

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    6. Mohegan Sun releases four traffic options for proposed $1 billion resort casino in Palmer

      Mohegan Sun releases four traffic options for proposed $1 billion resort casino in Palmer

      In addition to the three traffic proposals that were outlined at a Town Council meeting last week, Mohegan released a fourth proposal that which shows an alternative flyover ramp design requested by the state Department of Transportation. At-large Town Councilor Paul E. Burns said he was pleased that Mohegan released the plans. Burns on Tuesday questioned why Mohegan had not yet made the plans public for its nearly $1 billion casino project, despite pledging to do so at the council meeting last week.

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    7. Mohegan Sun unveils new design for $1 billion casino resort in Palmer

      Mohegan Sun unveils new design for $1 billion casino resort in Palmer

      Mohegan Sun representatives unveiled the latest design for their $1 billion Mohegan Sun Massachusetts resort casino project off Thorndike Street (Route 32) Monday night, and said they plan to release the details of a host community agreement with the town in approximately two weeks. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority chief executive officer Mitchell G. Etess said he thinks the project more than delivers the "wow factor" the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking in a casino license.

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    8. Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer holds centennial rededication ceremony

      Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer holds centennial rededication ceremony

      Wing Memorial Hospital held its centennial rededication ceremony Wednesday, marking 100 years of service to Palmer and the surrounding towns.  “Once again, Wing has made history,” Dr. Charles E. Cavagnaro III, Wing’s president and chief executive officer, told the crowd..  Wing, the town’s largest employer, has come a long way since its beginnings as a hospital run out of a home on North Main Street, now the site of Country Bank. A $12 million expansion of the emergency department recently was announced, and that project is expected to be completed in two years. Fundraising for the project has ...

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    9. UMass research team chosen to conduct $3.64 million research project on casino gambling

      UMass research team chosen to conduct $3.64 million research project on casino gambling

      A University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences research team has been chosen by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct a multi-year $3.64 million research project - believed to be the first of its kind - to study the economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling to Massachusetts, as well as problem gambling.

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    10. Massachusetts Gaming Commission hears about Casino Career Institute

      Massachusetts Gaming Commission hears about Casino Career Institute

      The commission, which met at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, heard that the initiative – spearheaded by Holyoke Community College with help from Springfield Technical Community College – has grown into a statewide effort. The colleges already had an agreement with the commission, the entity that will eventually choose an operator for a Western Massachusetts casino.

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    11. Passenger rail service returns to Palmer for a day

      Passenger rail service returns to Palmer for a day

      The event was sponsored by RailAmerica, owner of the New England Central Railroad, and promoted by the Central Corridor Passenger Rail Coalition, a group of community leaders along the corridor, which runs from New London, Conn., to Brattleboro, Vt., all of whom are united in their goal to return passenger rail service.

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    12. Massachusetts Gaming Commission gets offer from community colleges to help train casino workers

      Massachusetts Gaming Commission gets offer from community colleges to help train casino workers

      As the region prepares for the building of a resort casino, two members of the state Gaming Commission heard from Holyoke Community College representatives on the importance of preparing the workforce to work at the facility, and from the Pioneer Valley Building Trades Council on the need to make sure the construction jobs are kept local.

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    13. Monson Developmental Center Reuse Committee begins discussions about possible new uses for property

      Monson Developmental Center Reuse Committee begins discussions about possible new uses for property

      The Monson Developmental Center Reuse Committee met last week to begin discussions on potential new uses for Monson Developmental Center.  Town Administrator Gretchen E. Neggers, who serves on the committee along with Selectman Edward S. Harrison, Planning Board member Paul Hatch, and Dana Harrell, from the state Division of Capital Asset Management, said they are still in the process of adding more members, and will meet again next month, at which time they will discuss scheduling one or two public meetings.

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    14. Solar project for North Street in Three Rivers approved by Palmer Planning Board | masslive.com

      Solar project for North Street in Three Rivers approved by Palmer Planning Board | masslive.com

      The Planning Board granted a special permit and site plan approval at its meeting Monday to Palmer Solar of Acton to build a 2.4-megawatt solar project at 105 North St. in the Three Rivers section. Palmer Solar's Brett D. Chapman said the project will feature 8,620 modules, and is expected to generate 3 million kilowatt hours a year, enough to power 150 homes. The Planning Board recommended that the town not purchase the property, as did the Conservation Commission.

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    15. Palmer Town Council pledges transparency in upcoming trip to Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut

      Palmer Town Council pledges transparency in upcoming trip to Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut

      The Town Council agreed to invite representatives of the media to an upcoming visit to Mohegan Sunin Connecticut as a way to keep the process open and transparent to the public. "I'm just trying to keep it as open as it can be," Town Council President Philip J. Hebert said at the council's Tuesday meeting. At-large Councilor Jason R. Polonsky added that the casino issue is a sensitive one in the community. For at least five years, Mohegan Sun has been angling to build a resort casino off Thorndike Street (Route 32) across from the Massachusetts Turnpike ...

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    16. Monson Developmental Center's use nearing the end

      Monson Developmental Center's use nearing the end

      The latest proposal for 65-acre Belchertown State is from Pennsylvania-based Weston Solutions, which wants to bring in a developer to create an assisted-living complex featuring 170 units. Belchertown Town Meeting recently approved a $1.25 million bond to build a new roadway into the property, but the road would be built only if Weston spends $2 million of its own money to clean up environmental hazards on an 11-acre section of the property for the project.

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    17. Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School auto body instructor Craig Sankey receives excellence in teaching award

      Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School auto body instructor Craig Sankey receives excellence in teaching award

      Superintendent Gerald L. Paist said Sankey was chosen for the award by the school council, meaning he was chosen by his peers. Paist praised Sankey for his work in the classroom, and as the advisor for the SkillsUSA student competitions.  “He is probably one of our most student-oriented individuals that we have on staff,” Paist said.

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