GAMBLING

The parking space on a Monopoly board.
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The head of the Springfield Parking Authority said he's not nervous about the free parking MGM will offer the public.

The casino is planned for the site of the old Showcase Cinemas off I-91 in East Windsor, Connecticut, seen in a file photo before demolition work began.
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Plans by Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes to jointly build a casino in East Windsor have received a boost from federal regulators. 

Live racing was popular at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds in the last century.
Courtesy Fair Grounds Community Redevelopment Project / State House News Service

This week, more pieces of art from the Berkshire Musem's collection were sold at auction. Included was Norman Rockwell's "Blacksmith's Boy -- Heel and Toe," which sold for more than $8 million including fees. 

Live racing was popular at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds in the last century.
Courtesy Fair Grounds Community Redevelopment Project / State House News Service

Horse racing could make a return to the fairgrounds in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as soon as next year. The operators of the Suffolk Downs race track in East Boston have a deal to lease the Berkshire County facility.

Live racing was popular at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds in the last century.
Courtesy Fair Grounds Community Redevelopment Project / State House News Service

There's a new effort afoot to reestablish thoroughbred racing in the southern Berkshires, and the people behind the movement are coming to Beacon Hill with a legislative request to accommodate the new arrangement.

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