Covanta the operator of the waste-to-energy facility, says economic conditions are causing them to close the plant. This news has been met with applause by environmentalists and has sent at least one business scrambling.
Worcester Housing Authority has decided to ban smoking in all of its properties starting April 1.
Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing will not seek re-election this fall, part of a promise he says he made to himself ten years ago.
There’s a backdrop of economic unease in this campaign, illustrated recently by news that plastics company SABIC will leave town next year.
We’ve been talking this month to candidates in several mayoral races around western Massachusetts.
The incumbent mayors of Holyoke, North Adams and Pittsfield each won enough votes during preliminary elections Tuesday to earn a spot on the November 3rd ballot. But none of the mayors will face an easy go of it in the next round.