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Longmeadow Daze: A Super Squabble Prompts March to Recalls…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series about Longmeadow politics and government. LONGMEADOW—Months after a contentious school personnel decision clove this wealthy suburb in two, residents voted to institute recall elections for most municipal offices.  In November, the School Committee voted to not renew School Superintendent

Longmeadow Daze: Town’s Top Dem Announces Exit…Her Way…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series about Longmeadow politics and government. An icon of the Democratic party in Longmeadow—and statewide—has announced her exit. Candy Glazer, the chair of the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee (LDTC) has announced she will relinquish the chair on January 1. Friends

Longmeadow Daze: Clark Backs Baron for Office He’s Departing…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. Retiring School Committee member Michael Clark may be leaving town office, but he has not left the Longmeadow’s political scene. In a statement last week, the 27 year-old outgoing town official

Longmeadow Daze: Triple Retirements Close School Committee Era…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—In 2013 the School Committee outflanked the Select Board and secured a budget transfer to avoid cuts to the schools. It was a resounding victory which belied the organizing needed to

Longmeadow Daze: Around Town and among the 538…

UPDATED 10/26/16 7:56PM: For clarity and grammar. Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—It is an oddity among Western democracies, but one American students learn early on in social studies classes. Since the founding of the republic,

Hope for a New Climate after the Pope’s Speech…

UPDATED 11:22AM: For grammar & clarity. LONGMEADOW—Some nine hours after its first run, in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s Academy there was an encore performance of Pope Francis’ historic speech to Congress. Yet this was a not a later screening organized by the adjoining church.

Longmeadow Daze: Change Is an Elementary Part of (Schooling) Life…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—Last Monday the School Committee here, meeting in a still new-smelling conference room off of Longmeadow High School, approved a new elementary school districts on a 6-1 vote. Yet that vote

Longmeadow and the Valley Conquered, Clark Turns Gaze East…

UPDATED 12/15/14 5:44PM: For grammar and clarity. LONGMEADOW—Sometimes, life imitates art. The Lesser Committee campaign manager Michael Clark said he had recently finished up the seventh season of The West Wing and noted the episode after fictional US Representative Matthew Santos won the presidency. All

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