Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Domenic Sarno visited Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, Massachusetts, in May 2017.
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The Massachusetts Democratic Party is bringing its convention this year to Springfield, but the city's mayor, Domenic Sarno, is not invited to speak. 

Stephanie Westover, left, and her cellmate Kelly Belcher talk in their cell at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee.
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Women in Berkshire County who are being held on bail are sent to a regional facility for females in Chicopee, instead of in their own county. 

A rendering of the proposed Tribal Winds casino in East Windsor, Connecticut.
Tribal Winds / Stu Loeser and Co.

The operators of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut say they want to move ahead with a joint casino in East Windsor, designed to compete with the MGM Springfield resort, just a few miles away. 

Mark Schand scoops ice cream at his Sweetwater smoothie cafe in New Britain, Connecticut.
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From his prison cot, for 27 years, Mark Schand plotted out a retail empire he’d been envisioning since well before his arrest.

High ranking members of the Colombian National Police found themselves in Exeter, N.H., in the spring of 2009. They were there to visit arms maker Sig Sauer, which had just secured a contract worth up to $306 million to provide Colombian law enforcement with nearly 100,000 pistols.