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Joe Wanger

Briefings: Joe Said It Was So; Wagner to Retire from Legislature…

Apparently, longtime Chicopee Rep Joseph Wagner felt Ludlow could not have all the electoral fun in Hampden County this cycle. On Tuesday, Wanger, the dean of the 413’s legislative delegation, announced he would not seek another term representing the Chicopee-centric 8th Hampden District.

Analysis: A Subtext Inauguration Army Couldn’t Be Held Back…

UPDATED: 1/1/2020 3:53PM: To note the passing of the mayor’s father. Cities around the Pioneer Valley inaugurated their governments elected in last November’s election. For many communities, it heralded a new start. On Monday, Chicopee and Westfield both took on new mayors with varying degrees

Chicopee Candidate night

Chicopee Municipal Elections Rumble to Life…Will Voters?…

UPDATED 8:30AM: To include comment from Bissonnette. CHICOPEE—While turnout in the 413’s second city has generally beat its bigger neighbor to the south, Chicopee’s elections have struggled in the excitement department. At-large races have gone by without opposition. Minimal turnover in many seats have fed

Culture Vulture: Get Ready To Marvel with the SSO…

UPDATED 3/18/2019 9:40AM: To reflect  a correction. The performance begins at 7:30pm, not 8pm. BY LINDA MATYS O’CONNELL ARTS & CULTURE CORRESPONDENT SPRINGFIELD – In “Captain Marvel,” the latest entry in the Marvel Comics cinematic universe, feminist superhero Carol Danvers vanquishes all comers with energy

Briefings: Has Chicopee Reached the Edge of the Kos-mos?…

UPDATED 2/26/19 9:00AM: To include a link to Kos’s statement on WWLP and to correct the year Kos first became mayor. It was 1997, not 1995. Not long after pulling papers for reelection, Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos has declared he will not seek reelection in

Edge of 2017: Chicopee…The Next Generation Now Arriving…

CHICOPEE—At first glance, Derek Dobosz may not cut a particularly intimidating figure. Somewhat reserved and unimposing, he could easily be mistaken for younger than his 21 years. Nonetheless, Dobosz has accomplished one of the more difficult things to do in politics—knock off an incumbent city