Ray Hershel, Western Mass News

Ray Hershel

Western Mass News

Springfield, MA, United States

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Past articles by Ray:

MGM Springfield sets August opening date

MGM is planning to open its $960 million Massachusetts casino earlier than expected. → Read More

Western Mass News to open studio at MGM Springfield

We have some exciting news to tell you about today, involving Western Mass News and MGM Springfield. → Read More

VIDEO: WGGB-TV marks 65 years of broadcasting

Western Mass News is celebrating a big anniversary this weekend. On Saturday, April 14, WGGB-TV will be on the air 65 years. → Read More

City officials inspect Springfield sanctuary church

City inspectors were back at a Springfield sanctuary church Thursday morning. This time, they were armed with a search warrant to inspect the church. → Read More

Warrant obtained to conduct inspections at Springfield sanctuary

The city of Springfield has won a battle in court over the inspection of a sanctuary church, which is offering a place to live for a Peruvian woman facing deportation. → Read More

Atty: No inspection of Springfield sanctuary church without cour

We have new developments tonight in the case of a Peruvian woman seeking sanctuary in a Springfield church. → Read More

Officials investigating threat at Sci-Tech in Springfield

Officials are investigating another school threat in Springfield. → Read More

Alerting message found inside local school prior to student walk

A suspicious message in a local school bathroom that referred to the Parkland, Florida school shooting was discovered on Monday. → Read More

Chicopee High holds walkout to honor Florida shooting victims

Several western Massachusetts schools took part in Wednesday's National School Walkout. One such event was held at the Chicopee High School gymnasium. → Read More

GoFundMe page launched for mother and children found dead in Wes

It was one week ago to the day that a West Brookfield mother and her three children were found dead inside their home. A GoFundMe page has now been set up to help raise money for memorial services ... → Read More

Local students speak out about violence in schools

As students go back to school in Florida, school violence is on the minds of students here in the Pioneer Valley. → Read More

Longtime friends reunited to run MGM Springfield's table games

MGM Springfield's $950 million casino is set to open this fall. The casino is currently in the process of hiring 3,000 employees, including some 450 table dealers. → Read More

Report: Opioid-related deaths fell in 2017 in Massachusetts

Numbers from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health show that overdose deaths are down eight percent last year. → Read More

Mayor: Fireworks will go on despite Riverfront Park renovations

The city of Springfield is planning a major upgrade to its Riverfront Park. → Read More

MassMutual expansion to help regional economy

Springfield city leaders couldn't be happier about the MassMutual jobs expansion announcement. → Read More

Bump stocks are now illegal in Massachusetts

It is illegal to own a bump stock in Massachusetts as the new state law banning bump stocks is now in effect. → Read More

MGM Springfield looking to hire 3,000 people

MGM's Springfield casino is scheduled to open this fall. Construction is moving right along and so is the process of hiring thousands of employees for the casino. → Read More

Community coming together to help after Longmeadow family loses

Less than a week after a devastating fire, the community continues to come together to help a Longmeadow family. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with expenses. Five days after... → Read More

This is how the tax reform bill could impact your family

The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval this afternoon to its major rewrite of the United States tax code. It's the first overhaul of the tax code in more than 30 years. The measure n... → Read More

Law enforcement to focus on 'johns' to combat human trafficking

The city of Springfield has launched an aggressive initiative to combat prostitution and human trafficking. → Read More