Primary elections were held this week in Connecticut and Vermont for several offices, including governor. In Vermont, Democrat Christine Hallquist became the first transgender person to win a major party's nomination for governor.
Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke, Massachusetts, is asking environmental regulators to step up their oversight of the Sullivan Metals scrap metal facility on Appleton Street. This comes as neighbors of the scrapyard have complained of orange smoke coming from the facility in recent weeks.
MGM officials told Massachusetts gambling regulators Thursday that the company is on pace to hire 3,000 employees before it opens its Springfield casino next month. But so far, MGM is coming up short on some hiring goals.