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    1. Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire

      Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire
      The Board of Trustees of the Springfield Museums has appointed Holly Smith- Bové as the new president of the Museums, effective May 1. According to a release from the museums, Smith-Bové succeeds Joseph Carvalho who is retiring after 34 years at the organization and 16 years as its president.
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    2. Western Mass. lawmakers seek changes to protect community theaters, performing arts centers

      Local theaters, including Symphony Hall and CityStage in Springfield and the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, located in the heart of the state’s struggling downtown areas, fear such casinos could easily outbid them for the singers, comedians and traveling Broadway plays that are their bread and butter.
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    3. A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

      A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
      The concept of legalized gaming in Massachusetts has been discussed and debated for years. The most recent chapter of this ongoing story began on April 1, 2010, when Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert A. DeLeo introduced a detailed bill calling for two casino resorts, along with slot machines at existing race tracks.
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    4. Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone join former Celtic Dennis Johnson in Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2010

      Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone join former Celtic Dennis Johnson in Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2010
      Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone and two of the best U.S. Olympic teams – including that famed 1992 Dream Team – were selected Monday as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2010. Malone and Pippen, both eligible for election for the first time, were part of that ’92 Olympic team. Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, high school coaching great Bob Hurley Sr., and WNBA star Cynthia Cooper also were in the class announced at the Final Four. NBA veterans Dennis Johnson and Gus Johnson and international star Maciel “Ubiratan” Pereira will be honored posthumously. The ...
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    5. Western Mass. business leaders urge top state officials to restore $6 million in tourism grants

      Western Mass. business leaders urge top state officials to restore $6 million in tourism grants
      Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, said that for every dollar spent on tourism promotion and advertising, $40 comes back to the state in taxes. The state and communities collect about $250 million a year in taxes from motel rooms.
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