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Nick Cocchi and wife Wendi take the stage at the Lusitano Club in Ludlow (via Twitter/@ericlesser)

Cocchi Charges to Victory on Busy Primary Day in the Valley…

LUDLOW—After a rollicking primary, Assistant Superintendent Nicholas Cocchi seized the Democratic nomination for Hampden County Sheriff, setting him on a path to succeed, Michael Ashe, the nationally recognized 42-year incumbent. Cocchi triumphed over Springfield City Councilor Thomas Ashe and Governor’s Councilor Michael Albano in a

Nick Cocchi at an Indian Orchard candidate forum last month (WMassP&I)

A Company Man for Sheriff: Cocchi As Heir & His Own Man…

UPDATED 9/6/16 8:26: For clarity and accuracy. SPRINGFIELD—For Michael Ashe, 2016 has become the omega to his alpha in 1974, when he stunned the Hampden County political world by winning the Democratic nomination—the real contest—for sheriff. The sheriff’s latest and greatest campaign, however, is also

Mobile screen shot of Google caceh note for the endorsement. (via Google)

Briefings: Springfield Republican’s Sheriff Endorsement Leaks Early…

UPDATED 11:04PM: To reflect comments from Republican executive editor Wayne Phaneuf and reflect the editorial’s posting. The Republican newspaper’s endorsement in the Hampden Sheriff’s race got out ahead of schedule, revealing the paper choice in the fiercely contested Democratic primary. Not altogether surprisingly, the editorial

Former Springfield Mayor Charles Ryan endorsed Nick Cocchi on July 27. (courtesy Cocchi campaign)

In Hampden Sheriff Home Stretch, Still a Game of Inches…

UPDATED 8/7/2016 10:24AM: For clarity and grammar. Nicholas Cocchi, the Assistant Superintendent for the Ludlow jail, scored a key and somewhat rare endorsement, adding to the intrigue and competitiveness surrounding the Democratic primary for Hampden Sheriff. Former Springfield Mayor Charles Ryan stepped back into the

He's ready for his closeup, Mr. DeMille! (via Google image search/Lucasfilm)

Briefings: Albano Starts Reaching into His (Campaign) Pocket…

Sitting on nearly $100,000 accumulated via stingy spending, Governor’s Councilor and ex-Springfield Mayor Michael Albano appears poised to open the floodgates on behalf of his bid to become the Democratic nominee for Hampden Sheriff. Much like his mayoralty, Albano’s campaign has been suspenseful, colorful and over-the-top.

Jack Griffin before he dropped out at a May debate (via Reminder Publications/Chris Maza)

Briefings: Ending Hampden Sheriff’s Bid, Jack Backs Ashe…

Events rocked the Hampden Sheriff’s race once again Friday as Jack Griffin, a retired substance abuse specialist with Connecticut’s prison system, abruptly withdrew from the Democratic primary race and endorsed Springfield City Councilor Thomas Ashe. Councilor Ashe’s entry alone shook the race up creating a