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RED BOX SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE--

RED BOX SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE--

The Mohegan Sun story continues to grow. The Recount in Palmer is set for later today. However, the Boston Herald reports that within another 24 hours Moghegan will announce a deal with Suffolk Downs for a Casino. But officials of the casino say there is nothing to announce.

A Springfield District Court Judge says he will decide either today or tomorrow on whether he will release the details contained in the investigation of Dennis Rosa Roman. He is the 22 year old man charged with the murder of Chicopee resident Amanda Plasse. The Springfield Republican fought the sealing of the evidence because it was an on-going investigation.

Springfield Police continue to investigate the report of a man who walked into the High School of Science and Technology forcing a brief lockdown of the school yesterday. The man was quickly identified, was not affiliated with the school and the lockdown was lifted about a half hour later. Police say the school acted properly on the side of student safety.

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In East Longmeadow it’s something they called "Red Box Rage." Police are looking for a man in a freeze frame in which he allegedly attacked a woman who was taking too long to select a movie at a kiosk on North Main Street. The woman not seriously hurt. The picture that police released shows a heavy set middle aged man wearing a grey shirt and glasses hanging from around his neck. Anyone with information is asked to call 525-5440.

The city of Springfield has its first official like lane in the city. It goes from Plumbtree to Wilbraham Road to Bradley Road. City Planners say the city is trying to attract a younger crowd and to do that they want to insure that young people have what they need…which is a dedicated bikepath.

A 12 member committee has been put together to pay tribute to former Springfield Mayor Ted Dimauro at the age of 80. Dimauro was instrumental in setting the stage for virtually every major building project in the city. Among the members of the committee Frank Forestaire, Peter Corrando and Tony Cignoli. No word for when they will report their findings.

Officials of the Early Childhood Center of Greater Springfield say it is closing its Catherine Street facility while they check out ways to solve a financial problem. Officials say it is in the best interests of the city. The students who attend that Catherine Street facility will be transferred to other facilities throughout the city.

There will be a new head librarian at the Worcester Public Library. Wei Jeng-Chu is retiring at the end of the year. The Board of Trustees is setting up a search committee for the job which will pay between 76 and 115 thousand dollars a year.

 

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