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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 at the first Hampden Sheriff debate in May (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

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Take My Council, Please: Two Weeks from E-day, Being Seen & Heard…

SPRINGFIELD—With barely two weeks left until Election Day, the City Council’s regular meeting—a hearing meeting is scheduled for next Monday—featured little controversy. It was neither in councilors’ interest or frankly the mayor’s to stir up anything that might move to electorate. Indeed the agenda’s most