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Somerset Casino Backers Back Out

Crossroads Massachusetts, one of the major backers for a proposed Somerset casino, has withdrawn its application for a Region C casino license.

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John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Somerset Casino Backers Request Extension

The backers of a plan to build a casino in Somerset say they need more time.

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Mitchell: Tiverton Casino Proposal May Give Mass. Gaming Commish Second Thoughts

How does a proposal to move a Rhode Island casino closer to the Massachusetts border affect New Bedford's chances for it's own gambling venue?

Twin River, which owns Newport Grand, is proposing a move from Newport to Tiverton, possibly to compete with New Bedford's waterfront casino proposal, and the hopes of a casino in Somerset

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BRAYTON POINT

Sale Of Brayton Point Power Station Officially Announced

The Brayton Point Power Plant in Somerset has been sold.

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KG Urban representatives and Mayor Jon Mitchell testify before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission - massgaming.com
KG Urban representatives and Mayor Jon Mitchell testify before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission - massgaming.com

Deadline Extension Granted for New Bedford and Somerset Casino Bids

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has granted a deadline extension to New Bedford and Somerset.

Commissioners deliberated after hearing testimony from Mayor Jon Mitchell and KG Urban Enterprises representatives, and decided in a 3-2 vote to extend the deadline for Phase One applications to May 4

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Mitchell: City Supports KG Urban Deadline Extension Request

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the City stands in support of KG Urban Enterprise's request for a Phase One application deadline extension.

The deadline to submit a formal application for a casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts was Monday night, but the City and KG Urban had failed to reach an agreement by then

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Mattapoisett Looks To Move Forward With Longer Bike Path

Within a few years, the entire Southcoast of Massachusetts will be completely connected with bike riders in mind.

Eleven towns and cities are participating in the South Coast Bikeway project, with many planning phases nearing completion

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

World Cup Pride Flown On Braga Bridge

As many of you know, I'm not a soccer fan. Collectively, I've probably watched less than a minute of World Cup 2014 action hosted in Brazil.

But so many other folks are extremely gung-ho over the most watched sport in the world

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An aerial view of Fall River, Massachusetts

Braga Bridge Could Get Colorful Light Display

The Braga Bridge could soon undergo another facelift of sorts.

Fall River State Representative Carole Fiola says she'd like to see the bridge adorned with colorful LED lights, much like Boston's Zakim Bridge

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BradKellyPhoto, Flickr

Somerset Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicle Inspection Fraud

A Somerset man and his inspection company have pleaded guilty to issuing state inspection stickers without conducting required safety and emission inspections of commercial vehicles, including school buses, tractor trailers and construction equipment, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today

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