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Longmeadow Daze: Glazer & LDTC’s Organizing Yield Dems a Key Base…

UPDATED 11/16/14 1:57 PM: To clarify Lesser was consistently an LDTC member since joining as a teenager. This week his status changed from “associate” to full “elected” member once again. Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—Eight days after voters

Residency Sweet Residency: A History of Challenges…

Next week the State Ballot Commission is expected to take up ballot challenges ahead of the Fall races. Among the things on its plate is the objection to Eric Lesser’s eligibility for the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat. One of Lesser’s opponents, Springfield City

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Longmeadow Daze: Campaigns Pass You by, Glory Days…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—Stretching along the Town Green, the preeminent social, creative and civic event (after Town Meeting) of one of Springfield’s most prominent suburbs offered a view, if at times an ironic one, of

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BOOM! Puppolo Passes on Senate…

UPDATED 2/4/14 1:46PM: For comment from Rep. Brian Ashe and news of Eric Lesser’s interest in the race. State Representative Angelo Puppolo, a former City Councilor in Springfield announced this morning that he will not seek the seat held by retiring State Senator Gale Candaras.

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Behind a Possible Candaras Exit, Many Dominos Could Fall…

UPDATED 11/28/13 10:26AM: For additional details.  UPDATED 12/4/13 10:47PM: CORRECTION, a previous version of this post said Tim Rooke lived in the 12th Hampden District. His home is not in that district and therefore, unless he moved, he cannot run for the seat. With the

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In the Rearview Mirror: Digging Down Ballot…

Nearly ten days after the election, post-mortems of the 2012 campaign season go on. Most of these, of course, focus on the presidential election. The Massachusetts Senate race, while destined to be studied for generations, was more or less put to bed until the White

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In the Rearview Mirror: Winners & Losers

This Post is the First in a Series on Post-election Analysis It would be hard not to read Tuesday’s election as anything but good in the country at-large and certainly here in Massachusetts.  The President won reelection very comfortably in the Electoral College and in

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Endorsements on Parade: Sliding Down the Ballot…

The moment you have all been waiting for, endorsements of offices in our backyard!  Beyond the “continue reading” click, our list of choices for competitive races in Greater Springfield/Hampden County.  Our apologies for not going out further than that, but a lack of resources limited

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Longmeadow Rivals’ Rematch Moves from Lawns to Streets…

This is the First in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley LONGMEADOW—Until this month and after scandal broke in the 2nd Hampden Republican primary, only signs for Marie Angelides held watch over lawns in this largely suburban State House district.