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Travelin’ Man

Travelin’ Man

It’s been a busy fall for me on the home front. Excluding my fiction writing endeavors, I’ve also been taking a few rode trips and visiting some places I haven’t been to before. Not far-away places. Just different ones. Below are just a few snaps from my visits to New York City and Cape Cod, […]

Springfield Casino Vote Looms

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Springfield Casino Vote Looms

With Springfield’s referendum vote on a casino resort set for July 16, time is running out for both pro- and anti-casino lobbyists to get their message out. It’s been a long, sometimes annoying slugfest, with emotions running high on both sides. Even the date of the casino vote hasn’t gone without controversy, as the anti-casino […]

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Flipping for a Casino

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Flipping for a Casino

First he’s out. Then he’s in. Then he’s out… Like a person using CPR — or a scene from some sordid XXX movie — Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has been taking the residents of his once-fair little city on a roller coaster ride that’s sent most of them into fits of either anger or bewilderment. […]

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Springfield Leaders, Developers Conditioning Residents for Casinos

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission – always the sharp thorn in local hackery’s side – has announced that the projected date for the first casino openings in the state won’t be until at least the end of 2015, and possibly the end of 2016, according to a story appearing in the Republican this week. This schedule […]

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Local News Briefs & Tidbits – 11.4.2012

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Local News Briefs & Tidbits – 11.4.2012

THE TORTURE IS ALMOST OVER Well, thank God it’s finally almost over. There should be a law in this country regarding campaigning: Candidates should only be allowed to campaign in the six months prior to the election. This “election season” actually spanned the past couple of years. And so on the 6th we’ll all have […]

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Sci-Fi Progress Report

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Sci-Fi Progress Report

- – Work on updating my science fiction series, Stellar Conflict, continues. I recently designed the website template (from a base template I found on the Web), and I’m busy now transcribing stories, writing up new story plots and excerpts, and gathering other information for the site. It’s a lot more in-depth than I first […]

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MGM Resorts Targets Springfield

This past week MGM Resorts International unveiled its plans for the development of a casino resort in the South End of Springfield. The presentation included a bullet list of gaming, entertainment and economic development priorities that left a lot of city leaders and casino backers salivating. The plan MGM Resorts showcased was indeed grand – […]

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