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The factory floor of Cartamundi's plant, making Hasbro/Milton Bradley games.

Briefings: A New Valley Economy, Some Assembly Required…

EAST LONGMEADOW—The whir and hum of machines sorting, folding and packing markers, die and tokens hovered over every station. Different board games boxed for shipment, were packed together in bricks of Sorry, Monopoly, Connect Four and more, to be sent off to retailers or intermediary distributors

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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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Longmeadow Daze: Budget Showdown a Test of Political Education…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. UPDATED 4/28/12 2:02 PM: Previously omitted budgetary data has been added for clarity; Edited for grammar/clarity; New photo added. LONGMEADOW—Too many young people take little or no interest in politics.  A

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The Year in Springfield 2012…

UPDATED 11:51PM: For clarity, grammar and accuracy. Another year, and another raucous political era in the City of Homes.  Everything from local politics at 36 Court Street to the Presidential election had their impacts upon Springfield.  Petty politics reigned early on at the City Council,

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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