ByColin A. Young / State House News Service•Nov 7, 2019
If Massachusetts is going to invest in fixing the Boston-area MBTA transit agency, as it appears leading lawmakers intend to, then state officials also need to invest in an east-west rail connection, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal told business leaders in Boston.
Voters in a half dozen communities in the four western counties of Massachusetts have some big decisions to make on November 5. Chicopee, Greenfield, North Adams, Pittsfield, Springfield and Westfield each have contested races for mayor.
Rail passengers in western Massachusetts looking to travel north or south may be able to ride more frequent trains as soon as next month. But that depends on whether a pilot program between Springfield and Greenfield takes off on time.
The Hulu series "Castle Rock" recently resumed filming in Orange and other central Massachusetts locations. Productions like this are drawn to the state, in part, because of a tax credit for filmmakers.