Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:44 GMT
With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...More >>
A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.More >>
Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:40 GMT
White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.More >>
Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...More >>
Sunday, September 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:10:46 GMT
Adrian Peterson did not accompany the Minnesota Vikings to the stadium on Sunday for the game against the New England Patriots. The star running back is keeping his distance in the wake of child abuse charges that...More >>
The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.More >>
Sunday, September 14 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:39:46 GMT
Hundreds of first responders from around the state gathered in the capital city Sunday. The mass gathering a way for them to pay honor the fallen heroes who died on September 11th 2001.22 stories, fiveMore >>
Hundreds of first responders from around the state gathered in the capital city Sunday. The mass gathering a way for them to pay honor the fallen heroes who died on September 11th 2001.More >>
PALMER, MA (WSHM) -
No one likes sitting in traffic, and that includes the people and town councilors in Palmer.
"This is the issue in town right now is the traffic, how to get people onto the site and off of the site safely, what will be the impacts to our local traffic," said Town Councilor Donald Blais.
Monday night, casino Mohegan Sun and their engineering team revealed changes and improvements to multiple intersections around town, changes that would enhance signaling and crosswalks to busy streets like the intersection on Thorndike and North Main streets.
"It's good to get some more specifics, but there are still some more concerns that I have," Blais said.
Councilors and residents have concerns like how to actually get onto the casino grounds.
"We await further instructions from the DOT," said Paul Brody of Mohegan Sun.
Mohegan is in talks with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation about the best way for visitors to get off exit 8 off the Mass Pike and onto their proposed site.
Two of their ideas include flyovers off the pike, but those may be struck down by the MassDOT.
"They have some concerns about a federal regulation that might eliminate those possibilities," Brody said.
MassDOT has also asked for a 20-year traffic projection from the casino company, sending engineers back to the drawing board.
"We need to go back and run some numbers. These are all projections. They'll look at growth in the region, and then the engineers look at how that growth will affect movement on and off the main line," Brody said.
Councilors and residents say next time they want even more detail on traffic.
"The presentation of the intersections is kind of neat, but they did miss a couple that are in town that are big hot buttons like Four Corners, so hopefully they'll address that," said Robert Young of the group Palmer Businesses for a Palmer Casino.
MassDOT also says toll booths may be long gone by 2017 and instead could be replaced by an automated system. Both Mohegan reps and town councilors say that would relieve some of the congestion at the intersection off the Mass Pike.
Mohegan Sun faces off against MGM in Springfield and Hard Rock in West Springfield for the sole Western Mass casino license.
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Sunday, September 14 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-09-14 17:38:57 GMT
Throngs of people lined Springfield's Main Street for Sunday's Puerto Rican parade to show their pride in their heritage. The parade started in the city's North End on Main Street and Wason Street, andMore >>
Throngs of people lined Springfield's Main Street for Sunday's Puerto Rican parade to show their pride in their heritage. More >>
Friday, September 12 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:31:35 GMT
Marissa L. Jackson, 26, of Amherst, went missing Friday night. (Amherst Police Department)
Officials from the Northwestern District Attorney's office said there is no foul play suspected in the death of an Amherst woman whose body was discovered Tuesday.More >>
In a statement released to CBS 3 on Friday, officials from the Northwestern District Attorney's office said there is no foul play suspected in the death of an Amherst woman whose body was discovered Tuesday.More >>
Friday, September 12 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:21:40 GMT
Chicopee police detective Michael Gendron has been suspended from his position after allegedly having sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl. Gendron and the minor's parents appeared in Chicopee DistrictMore >>
Chicopee police detective Michael Gendron has been suspended from his position after allegedly having sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl.More >>