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Casino Developers To Make Public Presentations In Springfield

The three companies competing to build a resort casino in Springfield Massachusetts will each make a presentation at a public forum next month.   WAMC”s  Paul Tuthill reports

The city is hosting the casino forum on Tuesday evening , December 11th at the CityStage theater as part of the competitive selection process.  Representatives from Ameristar, MGM, and PennNational , will each have 30 minutes to explain their proposals.  There will be a question and answer session with the audience.  The theater seats 400. The city is looking into streaming it live and will record it for playback on the local public access cable channel.  The forum comes just three weeks before each of the companies is required to file detailed plans of the projects for city officials to review.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.