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Edge of 2017: Chicopee…The Next Generation Now Arriving…

CHICOPEE—At first glance, Derek Dobosz may not cut a particularly intimidating figure. Somewhat reserved and unimposing, he could easily be mistaken for younger than his 21 years. Nonetheless, Dobosz has accomplished one of the more difficult things to do in politics—knock off an incumbent city

Briefings: Lamontagne’s Thin Blue Line out of City Hall…

This weekend the race for the Ward 1 seat on the Chicopee City Council began. Joel McAuliffe, a former aide to Mayor Richard Kos and Senator Eric Lesser’s district director, announced his bid. Dino Brunetti, who held the spot until 2014, has taken out papers.

McAuliffe Aims to Be a Face of Chicopee’s Future…

UPDATED 6:55PM: To reflect a correction. McAuliffe is 25, not 24, for clarity & grammar and to include additional quotes. CHICOPEE—A deluge of candidates awaits a likely open at-large seat in Springfield and Holyoke preps for another mayoral smack down. Yet here in Chicopee, the

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Analysis: Hoop City & the “L” Words in a Senate Campaign…

UPDATED 10:10PM: For clarity and to reflect a correction of Lesser’s age. He is 28, not 29 as previously given.  His birthday is later this year CHICOPEE—The race to replace Senator Gale Candaras was already looking crowded before Friday.  Two Ludlow town officials and a

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Our One Hundredth: Senate Politics for Breakfast…

(WMassP&I) CHICOPEE–At a handful of tables in the Knights of Columbus hall, Democrats in Western Massachusetts’ second largest city, scarfed down a breakfast of eggs, bacon and other staples and presented their own Democrat of the year award.  Area political luminaries were present including the