Senator Gale Candaras hosted the Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee Chambers of Commerce Wednesday to give a voice to the business interests of western Massachusetts. "We want to hear from them, what we can do to help them as businesses grow and prosper."
“It's very difficult to stay in that mode and be hopeful. It's very difficult to believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. So what we have to do first and foremost is give them hope, but not false hope," Bill Ward, the President of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County said.
It costs Bay State drinkers 6.25-percent more to buy booze now
than it did back in July. While the Bay State desperately needs new
revenue to close the budget gap, one group is fighting back, trying
to repeal the state's new liquor tax.
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