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Carey submits nomination papers for clerk of courts
03-26-2024 6:31 AM

STAFF REPORT

NORTHAMPTON — Daniel Carey has submitted nomination papers for Hampshire County clerk of courts, moving him a step closer to getting his name on the ballot for the Democratic nomination.Carey, a Democratic state representative from Easthampton since...

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Push to legalize psychedelics in Mass. met with caution
05-27-2024 3:01 PM

By RUIHAN YANG

A ballot initiative and a proposed substitute version are pushing for the legalization of psychedelics in Massachusetts within the next year, but opponents said “it’s too premature.” The ballot initiative promoted by Massachusetts for Mental Health...


Minor, Kuhnlenz to fill two open spots on Belchertown Select Board
05-21-2024 3:39 PM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — Two new faces will join the five-member Select Board next term following Monday’s town election.Nicole Miner, who ran on a economic platform advocating for a fiscal responsible budget, and Whitney Kuhnlenz, a new resident who focused on...


Labonte wins tight Select Board race in Granby
05-21-2024 3:37 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GRANBY — David Alan Labonte narrowly edged out three other candidates to win a seat on the Select Board on Monday. Labonte received 307 votes, or 36 more than Micheline Turgeon’s 271 votes. The other two candidates, John Arcouette and Nathaniel Albin...


Two new faces poised to join Belchertown Select Board, election set for Monday
05-17-2024 4:41 PM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — Two new names running for the two open Select Board seats will appear on the ballot in an election with no contested races on Monday.With current members Peg Louraine and Ron Aponte stepping away from the Select Board, Nina Miner and...


Four-way race shapes up for Granby Select Board
05-10-2024 4:06 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GRANBY — Candidates in the coming town election — including the seven candidates in contested races for Select Board and Housing Authority — recently outlined their views at a candidate night forum in hopes of swaying residents to vote for them when...


Around the Hamptons: City Arts to unveil Cottage Street sculpture
05-08-2024 3:49 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton City Arts (ECA) Public Art Committee will host an unveiling on Saturday of its newest sculpture on the Nashawannuck Pond Promenade. The sculpture has been years in the making, with the initial idea proposed in 2019 by...


Voters to decide cannabis bylaw in Chesterfield
03-21-2024 11:07 AM

CHESTERFIELD — The town will hold a special Town Meeting Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Community Center to allow votes on paying an unpaid bill from last year and amendments to the cannabis bylaw.Article 1 seeks voter approval for the transfer...


By 2-1 margin, South Hadley voters back merger of fire districts
03-06-2024 11:56 AM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — By a wide margin, voters at Tuesday’s election said they want the town’s two fire districts to merge.Of the 2,973 residents who answered the nonbinding ballot question, 2,029 people voted “yes” to petition the Prudential Committees of...


What is Super Tuesday? Why it matters and what to watch
03-02-2024 3:21 PM

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI

The biggest day of this year’s primary campaign is approaching as 16 states vote in contests known as Super Tuesday.The elections are a crucial moment for President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who are the overwhelming front-runners for the Democratic...


Trump defeats Haley in South Carolina primary, extending sweep of early states
02-25-2024 12:15 AM

By Josh Dawsey, Dylan Wells, Isaac Arnsdorf

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Donald Trump extended his sweep of the early contests with a victory in South Carolina, defeating the state’s former two-term governor, Nikki Haley, as he marches to the Republican nomination.The Associated Press projected Trump the...


South Hadley Candidates Night set for Thursday
02-17-2024 3:31 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — Residents will have one night this year to meet the candidates running for local office and both Fire Districts in the upcoming town election.Know Your Town of South Hadley will sponsor and moderate the Candidates Night on Thursday at...


Library trustees is only contested race in South Hadley election
01-30-2024 1:53 PM

by EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — All but four candidates who returned election papers by Jan. 16 will run unopposed in March’s town election, with many familiar faces on the ballot for Select Board, town moderator and town assessors.The position of trustee of the...


Trump wins Iowa’s leadoff caucuses
01-15-2024 10:11 PM

By The Associated Press

Donald Trump has won Iowa’s leadoff presidential caucuses.The former president’s victory on Monday night gives him a strong start in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination as the contest moves to New Hampshire.Former U.N. Ambassador...


Stein, Rothenberg win City Council, School Committee seats in Northampton
11-10-2023 10:41 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — In addition to at-large positions on the City Council and School Committee, voters in Tuesday’s election also decided races for the council’s Ward 3 seat and School Committee’s Ward 4 seat.Michael Stein, the incumbent Ward 4 committee...


The race for Holyoke’s Ward 7 councilor: Three squaring off in Tuesday preliminary
09-22-2023 1:33 PM

By SOPHIE HAUCK

HOLYOKE — Three candidates for the open Holyoke Ward 7 City Council seat will compete in a preliminary election Tuesday to determine which two contenders advance to the November general election.Eileen Brady Leahy, Meagan Magrath-Smith and Steve N....


Clerk rules city councilor, Smith Vocational trustee can be on ballot
09-12-2023 9:30 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Two incumbents in the upcoming municipal elections in November will have their names on the ballot after all, after the city clerk’s office reversed its position on their eligibility.Marissa Elkins, one of the city’s two current...


Contests shaping up for Northampton City Council, School Committee this fall
07-04-2023 2:52 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — As the deadlien nears to turn in nomination papers for this fall’s biennial municipal election, several new candidates appear poised to throw their hat in the ring for various City Council and School Committee positions, along with the...


No contests in Whately town election 
06-02-2023 1:16 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — The town’s upcoming election will feature no contested races for the second consecutive year, however, three positions remain vacant.While nobody is going head to head in this year’s election, two three-year library trustee terms remain...


Town elections set in South Hadley
03-28-2023 6:10 AM

SOUTH HADLEY — Know Your Town of South Hadley will host a candidates’ night Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Public Library.The town election is April 11. The following candidates for public office have agreed to appear:Andrea...


A changing of the guard for Elector Under the Oliver Smith Will
11-06-2021 7:03 AM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Every time that David Murphy faced a challenge to his tenure as Elector Under the Oliver Smith Will, his opponent received nine votes or less. That is, until Mary “Mimi” Odgers unseated Murphy in Tuesday’s city election with 3,278 votes...

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