Coverage of Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Connecticut passengers without certain train tickets continue to experience second-class treatment on Amtrak trains servicing the Hartford Line.

The Airbnb posting for a bedroom rented out by Northampton, Mass., resident Rachael Naismith.
Screen shot / Airbnb

Airbnb hosts in Massachusetts could be subject to taxes and other state requirements next year. That's if Gov. Charlie Baker signs a bill that would regulate short-term rentals. 

Springfield, Massachusetts, Police Commissioner John Barbieri, at right, with Mayor Domenic Sarno.
file photo / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

A potential legal battle is brewing between the city council in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Mayor Domenic Sarno over the resurrection of the city's police commission.

Lowering the Springfield I-91 viaduct may increase economic development, but the plan's viability is uncertain.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said his administration will review a state study that recommends keeping intact the Interstate 91 viaduct through Springfield. 

A gambler playing a slot machine at MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

The MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, reported its revenues dropped slightly in November. But it's paying out more to slot machine gamblers.