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Springfield Election 2013 (Sigh): You Get What You Vote For

Springfield Election 2013 (Sigh): You Get What You Vote For

Well, the 2013 elections are finally over, and the damage has been done. It’s been some weeks since I posted here at the Intruder. I know I mentioned I would be returning to regular posts after taking the summer off, but once again life intervened and before I knew it, it was a couple days […]

What’s Up at the Intruder: Casino Talk and More

Ta-da! See, I made it back;-) For those wondering what the heck has been going on with the Intruder, read on below for more details. * Now, on with some updates and observations: MGM Trumps Penn National Yes, not exactly shocking news to hear that MGM won out over Penn National to be selected by […]

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Springfield MGM-ed

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Springfield MGM-ed

With the field of casino resort developers narrowed down to 11 statewide candidates and a mere four in western Massachusetts, it’s looking more and more likely that Springfield is shaping up to be the front runner in the race to capture one of the prized locations. Only Mohegan Sun’s Palmer bid, it seems, stands to […]

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Massachusetts Elects Its First Pagan U.S. Senator

Who says there are no witches around in modern-day Massachusetts? Apparently, we do have at least one – and she can cast some pretty wicked spells, too. This past week voters went to the polls and cast their ballots for the one candidate who has consistently shown she is willing to say anything to polish […]

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Random Thoughts: High-Speed Rail, Casinos, and Science Fiction

HIGH SPEED RAIL – SORT OF News that the federal government is forking over $121 million to support a proposed high-speed rail line running from New Haven, CT to St. Albans, VT is good news for Western Massachusetts cities nestled along the Connecticut River. This would provide an alternate means, beyond using I-91, to traverse […]

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Warren’s Strategy is Working!

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When I saw the title of Eric Randall’s piece at BostonMagazine.com I thought, “it’s about time some reporters started taking the long view of this race, rather than just pimping the media narrative of a race that’s “too close to call.” Interestingly, in his essay, titled Warren’s Strategy is Working, Randall manages to take the […]

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Nervous Dems to Warren: Hey lady, step it up!!!

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Nervous Dems to Warren: Hey lady, step it up!!!

The media narrative that features nervous Democratic pols, activists, and consultants wringing their hands about Elizabeth Warren’s supposed campaign inadequacies has another entry. Dan Payne, a political commentator at WBUR radio in Boston recently published a column on the station’s web site called “What’s Wrong with the Warren Campaign.” In it, he clearly and cogently […]

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