REGIONAL NEWS

In a wide-ranging interview with Connecticut Public Radio, Governor Ned Lamont Monday touted some of his policy and personnel changes in the crucial areas of transportation and economic development.

On Monday, at the annual State of the University address at the UMass Club, UMass President Marty Meehan announced the university system will move into adult online education, to better compete with Southern New Hampshire University and other big schools that offer courses and degrees online.

Meehan said one big reason to move into online education is that the number of college students in New England is declining.

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Springfield, Massachusetts, is on its way toward limiting single-use plastic bags. An ordinance proposed in the City Council cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Congressman Richard Neal.
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Springfield, Massachusetts, Congressman Richard Neal — the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee — said a request for President Donald Trump's tax returns is in the works.

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

A federal agency decision not to approve a new tribal casino in East Windsor, Connecticut, is reportedly under investigation. A representative of the Mohegan Tribe said he's not surprised. 

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