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The Short List: Another Conn. Casino, Housatonic Hearing, Mascot Bill

A warning sign, that was posted in 2016, by opponents to a proposed toxic waste disposal site in the woods, near the Housatonic River in the village of Housatonic, Massachusetts.
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A warning sign posted by opponents to a proposed toxic waste disposal site in the woods, near the Housatonic River in Great Barrington, Mass.

Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.

What made The Short List this week?

  • The Connecticut House passes a bill allowing a casino 15 miles from Springfield. MGM remains upset over the closed process in Connecticut. (WSHU)
  • The planned second phase of clean-up of the Housatonic River went before an EPA appeals  board, despite a twist from the Trump Administration. (NEPR, Berkshire Eagle)
  • The Massachusetts legislature is floating a bill outlawing Native American mascots at the state's public schools, but Senate President Stan Rosenberg wants locals to keep control. (NEPR)
  • Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy gets in hot water over his comments about the use of translators during games. (ESPN)

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