…And the World: We begin today in South Africa where the country remains rocked by violence that grew out a miners strike. The New York Times has a piece about the slow pace of reform in South Africa following the end of Apartheid. Indeed, a
WEST SPRINGFIELD—If you are going to run for office for the first time, it helps to have a base ready to line up behind you. When Hampden County Clerk of Courts Brian Lees announced his retirement and Linda Stec DiSanti, one of four Democrats who
Reapportionment left Massachusetts in the lurch, losing one congressional district. The cramming together of 10 congressional districts into 9 ultimately led to Western Massachusetts taking the hit after evading the redistricting knife the past. Stitching Chicopee, Holyoke, Pittsfield, Springfield and Westfield together into the new
**This post has been corrected to fix a math error. Our earlier projections for turnout in Springfield’s section of the Hampden Senate District applied our projected turnout rate to all registered voters in the city, not the estimated number of registered voters in the district.