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Down Ballot but Rising Temp in Region’s Governor’s Council Race…

SPRINGFIELD—Under ticket races in Western Massachusetts have not been entirely ignored this cycle. Yet given the contentious Hampden Sheriff primary and the national war for the White House, others have flown under the radar. Nevertheless, the race for the 8th District Governor’s Council race has had heat and, in

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Manic Monday Markup 8/15/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Ukraine, where secret ledgers maintained by the country’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, have been uncovered. They show huge cash payments that were meant for Paul Manafort according to The New York Times. Manafort is real estate tycoon, provocateur and

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Technical Updates 6/6/16.

Dear Readers: Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to publish as we normally do. These problems have inhibited our ability to publish as we normally do. Consequently, the manic Monday markup has been cancelled for June 6 and posts will feature less multimedia for

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Manic Monday Markup 2/29/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Ireland where a hung Dála (Parliament) seems the likeliest result after the senior partner in the governing coalition, Fine Gael, won the most seats, but suffered big losses. Their coalition partners, Labour, were nearly annihilated in the Dála.

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Manic Monday Markup 11/30/15…

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VOTE VOTE VOTE 2015

It’s ELECTION DAY in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, West Springfield and Westfield! You’re reading this and you have not voted, turn off your smartphone or close your laptop and get to the polls! Find your polling place by entering your address into this nifty form at

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Manic Monday Markup 8/31/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Austria, where border checks have backed up traffic for hours following last week’s ghastly discovery of dozens of dead migrants in a truck on the side of the road. Europe is struggling to deal with this influx of people,

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Manic Monday Markup 8/10/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Turkey, where a series of attacks have occurred. Among the places targeted is the US Consulate in Istanbul. Shortly before the shooting at the consulate a bomb went off at a police station on the other side of the

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Manic Monday Markup 8/3/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Canada, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who leads the Conservative party, formally ordered the dissolution of parliament, which the country’s governor-general (the Queen’s formal representative) did, touching off what might be one of the nastiest and longest election campaigns ever for

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Manic Monday Markup 7/27/15…

The State of Things: We begin today in Boston, which will not host the 2024 Olympic Games after the local bid and the United State Olympic Committee pulled the plug on the effort to have Boston host the first US games since 2002. The move