BUSINESS & ECONOMY

The Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

The Cranwell resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, is getting a makeover and laying off about 45 employees in the process.

A facility in Springfield, Mass., where trains will be manufactured will open this winter.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, has reached out to the federal government, asking it to reconsider tariffs affecting a Chinese company.

The MGM Springfield casino ahead of its August 24, 2018, opening date.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Updated 5:20 p.m.

Massachusetts gambling regulators are reporting MGM Springfield generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open. 

Plans for the proposed sports complex and water park resort in Palmer, Massachusetts.
Submitted / Palmer Sports Group

The developers of a proposed $650 million sports and water park resort in Palmer, Massachusetts, are looking to the state to cover some costs.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
cmh2315fl / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/21953562@N07

Massachusetts's highest court has rejected a challenge to rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions for power generators. 

Randy Wexler, right, visited the MGM casino with his friend, Richard Emmings, left, on August 31, 2018.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

It's been a little over a week since the new MGM casino opened to much fanfare in Springfield, Massachusetts. A week later, some folks sounded happier than others. 

Connecticut’s outgoing governor, Democrat Dannel Malloy, says the state has added private sector jobs at a faster rate over his two terms than under his three predecessors – independent Lowell Weicker and Republicans John Rowland and Jodi Rell.

Jersey cows grazing on Pete Williams's farm in Shelburne, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers are receiving their share of a $50 million settlement, nearly nine years after the farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing cooperative. 

MGM Springfield on its opening day.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The MGM Springfield casino has been open a week, and casino officials say they did a brisk business during their first three days. 

The MGM Springfield casino on opening day, Friday, August 24, 2018.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

Friday marked the opening of the MGM Springfield casino. A parade helped to mark the occasion, complete with a marching band and famous Clydesdales taking part. 

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