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    1. Massachusetts gaming chief in CBS 3 Springfield interview: 'Not very likely that (MGM) would be stopped'

      Massachusetts gaming chief in CBS 3 Springfield interview: 'Not very likely that (MGM) would be stopped'

      MGM officials will present their proposal to the Gaming Commission on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., postponed from Wednesday by the snowstorm. The presentation will be live-streamed and can be accessed from MassLive. Following the presentation, Crosby said, there will be at least two public hearings, including one in Springfield and one in a surrounding community. "When we do award a license, whether it’s to MGM or anybody else, we will do it with conditions that we will enforce, so there’s still a lot of room to give us constructive public feedback," Crosby told Leclerc. Crosby said ...

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    2. The Valley Gives to the tune of $2 million-plus, exceeding 2013 goal

      The Valley Gives to the tune of $2 million-plus, exceeding 2013 goal

      The Valley Gives ... and then some. Over 24 hours on Thursday, Western Massachusetts non-profits raised $2,012,089 through the second annual Valley Gives, an online fundraising effort spearheaded and hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The total, achieved through 20,640 gifts made by 11,436 donors, exceeded the fundraising goal of $2 million and included a prize pool of $225,000 offered by Valley Gives.

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    3. Casino proposals may help prompt new study of traffic problems on Chicopee's Burnett Road

      Casino proposals may help prompt new study of traffic problems on Chicopee's Burnett Road

      “Somewhere in Western Massachusetts is going to have a licensed gaming facility that will produce thousands of car and bus trips and it is likely they will come off Exit 6 on the Mass Pike,” Bissonnette said. “This is the time to look at a coordinated and comprehensive study for Exit 6.”

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