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Councilors chat with members of the audience after Monday's meeting. (WMassP&I)

Illuminating the No’s on Holyoke’s Council Vacancy Sign…

HOLYOKE—Filling a vacant seat is nothing new to veteran city councilors here. Yet, even at-large Councilor Joseph McGivern, the body’s longest-serving member, finds the task of replacing his colleague, Jennifer Chauteauneuf, who resigned earlier this month, a departure from previous times the Council filled a vacancy in its

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Manic Monday Markup 4/25/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Britain, where the intersection of the United States and the United Kingdom has been on display in both high politics and law. Last week President Barack Obama visited the island nation which was billed by some as part

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Manic Monday Markup 4/18/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Brazil where President Dilma Rousseff has been impeached by the lower house of the Brazilian parliament. The impeachment formally suspends her in favor of the vice-president while Rousseff pleads here case before the Senate. Speaking to reporters today,

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Manic Monday Markup 4/11/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Britain, where Prime Minister David Cameron endured withering criticism in the House of Commons over his closeness to the Panama Papers leak. While the premier is not accused of any wrongdoing, his own late father was found to

Jennifer Chateauneuf Moves On from battle with critics and the Council. (via

Resignation Ends a Holyoke Drama, Leaving Coveted Council Vacancy…

UPDATED 4/6/16 7:29PM: To reflect a correction. H.U.S.H. published Chateauneuf’s Facebook announcement before The Republican, although the paper did report the Clerk’s receipt of the resignation first and to for a clarification of the sources named in the final paragraph. Following an episodic stretch of controversy and public