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  1. In Massachusetts, lottery and casinos vie for gambling cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Berkshire Eagle

    The middle-aged Massachusetts State Lottery is nervously looking over its shoulder to see if the state's newborn casino industry will drain away some of the hundreds of millions it generates in profits each year for local cities and towns. While the lottery was poised to sell nearly $5 billion worth of tickets for the just-ended 2015 fiscal year - a record for the four-decade-old institution - the moneymaking machine is scanning the horizon for signs of casino encroachment.

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  2. 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author opens bookstore in PlainvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Author Jeff Kinney gives a tour of his new "An Unlikely Story" bookstore in downtown Plainville. "Everything in the store has to tell a story," Kinney, who wrote the Wimpy Kid book series, said as he toured his new building.

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  3. Plainville slots parlor on track for June openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> The slots parlor slated for Plainville remains on schedule with a targeted opening for June 24 and an increased budget. Operating as the Plainridge Park Casino, the slots parlor and its owner Penn National Gaming offered a quarterly report to state gambling regulators, saying their budget for the facility increased by $25 million to $250 million.

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  4. Massachusetts House releases $38 billion budget similar to Governor Charlie Baker'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> With new revenues materializing for the first time from slot machine gambling, House Democratic leaders on Wednesday proposed a $38 billion budget for fiscal 2016 that Speaker Robert DeLeo said makes targeted new investments in early education, substance abuse prevention and behavioral health. The spending plan developed by the House Ways and Means Committee and its chairman Rep. Brian Dempsey hews closely to the blueprint outlined in March by Gov. Charlie Baker, squeezing more than $700 million in savings from MassHealth in large part by pushing off expenses into the future.

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  5. Ex-Patriots player, wife warn against substance abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    The former defensive lineman for the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers said he was in the best shape of his life, had millions of dollars, and upon retiring from the NFL, had a Superbowl ring for the Patriots' win in the 2001-02 season. "Even though I was using heroin, I thought, 'I can't be a drug addict,' " Sullivan said at the North Adams Public Library on Thursday.

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  6. MGM to break ground on $800M casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Company officials including CEO Jim Murren, President Bill Hornbuckle and MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis are slated to attend Tuesday morning's event along with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby. The groundbreaking is largely symbolic.

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  7. Connecticut eyes more casinos as Massachusetts slowly ramps up new lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> As Massachusetts continues its years-long entry into the casino market, Connecticut lawmakers appear poised to make one of the next big moves in the regional competition for gambling industry jobs and revenue. To protect gambling industry jobs in Connecticut, lawmakers there are now pushing a bill to allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes to jointly operate up to three new casinos.

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  8. Former Soviet artist from Plainville has colorful storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | Berkshire Eagle

    Anatoly Dverin speaks about his paintings at Preservation Framers in North Attleboro. The internationally acclaimed artist's story is as colorful as his paintings. 1 comment

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