**UPDATED 12/3/11** Following a report by Maureen Turner posted to her Valley Advocate blog “On Springfield” on biomass & campaign contributions, the Republican today singled out Kateri Walsh’s hundreds in campaign contributions from the Callahan family and their lawyer Frank Fitzgerald. The same report notes
…And the World: The Arab League, once a den of autocrats and despots has taken its first significant action against one of its own following this year’s Arab Spring. The League has placed sanctions on Syria for its brutal crackdown on its own civilians in
(WMassP&I) With the holidays around the corner, the turkeys of the Springfield City Council gathered Monday for a Thanksgiving week meeting to handle some issues that had been at a simmer for several weeks now. Some of the hottest items were taken care of before
Let’s Talk Turkey: As we approach Thanksgiving, it is crucial that we think of those who have less this holiday season, especially in the wake not one, but two devastating storms that have put incredible strain on families in Springfield and the wider Pioneer Valley.
**UPDATE 8:25PM** Protesters have been permitted to return to Zuccotti Park, but under much more restrictive conditions have lost their motion before a judge. However, questions remain, especially over the treatment of the press and the cover-of-darkness nature of the raid. As you may already
…And the World: Greece and Italy have new Prime Ministers, but there may be little time for a honeymoon as markets coughed and hacked today, the first day after both new leaders were in place. Lucas Papademos and Mario Monti of Greece and Italy respectively
Mayor Sarno (VoteSarno.com) Anybody watching the elections play out in Springfield and the neighboring towns should not really be surprised what transpired. Mayor eating that may end the latter’s political career and won the city’s first four-year mayoral term. On the other hand, Bud Williams,
Election Section: Our endorsements for the 2011 municipal election in Springfield can be found here. Elsewhere in the Valley, we do not deem ourselves educated enough to make an informed decisions. However, Holyoke has an incredibly close election for mayor between incumbent Elaine Pluta and
Tomorrow is Election Day in the Hoop City and unlike the municipal election of two years ago, much of this election is a snooze. Yes, the mayoral race was a snooze then, too, but at least we had real races in the wards and to
Not quite five years ago, with then Council-President Kateri Walsh looking on, Judge William Boyle swore in at-large councilor James Ferrera, III as the city’s newest councilor. His effective predecessor, Angelo Puppolo, had resigned his seat in order to join the Massachusetts House of Representatives.