The death of 1st Hampshire Representative Peter Kocot has become the latest upheaval in the Upper Pioneer Valley’s legislative delegation. Kocot, 61, died last week of an undisclosed illness. His death has hit state and local pols to a degree that matches or exceeds the
Short of showing the full and true horror of gun violence on TV, very little might actually shock the country into action on guns. The slaughter of 20 Connecticut first-graders in their classroom horrified and spurred that state and a few others to act, but
UPDATED 8:21PM: For an update about the race for Kulik’s seat and to reflect a correction. A previous version of this post listed the wrong days Kulik and Scibak announced their plans. A pair of retirements in the northern Pioneer Valley are certain to enliven
SPRINGFIELD—The City Council’s first February meeting, lasting about four hours, made up for the meager agenda at the last regular meeting. The stage was set for breaking the logjam on the district fire chiefs. A solar farm tax deal advanced. The body confirmed Auditor Yong
The jockeying to permanently succeed Stanley Rosenberg as Senate President began anew last weekend amid fresh reports about the widening scandal surrounding his husband. The new details about his spouse, Bryon Hefner, have all but bulldozed Rosenberg’s narrow, delicate path back to power. Acting Senate
WORCESTER—For much of the past few years, progress on a host of rail projects in Massachusetts has ground to a crawl. Last week Gov. Charlie Baker’s Department of Transportation, in laying out its rail plan for the coming decade on January 26, seemed to lift
Like many responses to a State of the Union, Newton Congressman Joseph Kennedy, III’s reply to Donald Trump Tuesday was not without its quirks. However, for those who could get past the mythical disastrousness of responses, there was a lot going on in Kennedy’s speech.