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Briefings: Longmeadow Panel Rings a Bell to Revive School Committee…

A joint meeting of the Longmeadow Select Board and School Committee voted Thursday to restore the latter body to working order. Quadruple resignations on January 23 had paralyzed the seven-member education board. Without a quorum, it was incapable of conducting business including designating new members

Briefings: Longmeadow Furtively Moves to Revive School Committee…

LONGMEADOW—Five days after simultaneous resignations essentially paralyzed the School Committee, the administrative clean up of the fallout has begun. The Select Board met in a special session Monday night with the Committee’s remnants. Together, they charted a course to resuscitate the school panel and, eventually,

Longmeadow Daze: Quadruple Exits Upend Committee under Scrutiny…

UPDATED 1:23PM: For grammar, clarity and to include the Select Board’s meeting announced Thursday morning. Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series about Longmeadow politics and government. Not a week after a special Longmeadow Town Meeting petitioned Beacon Hill to allow recalls for town offices, four

Longmeadow Daze: A Super Squabble Prompts March to Recalls…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series about Longmeadow politics and government. LONGMEADOW—Months after a contentious school personnel decision clove this wealthy suburb in two, residents voted to institute recall elections for most municipal offices.  In November, the School Committee voted to not renew School Superintendent

Longmeadow Daze: Town’s Top Dem Announces Exit…Her Way…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series about Longmeadow politics and government. An icon of the Democratic party in Longmeadow—and statewide—has announced her exit. Candy Glazer, the chair of the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee (LDTC) has announced she will relinquish the chair on January 1. Friends

Longmeadow Daze: Clark Backs Baron for Office He’s Departing…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. Retiring School Committee member Michael Clark may be leaving town office, but he has not left the Longmeadow’s political scene. In a statement last week, the 27 year-old outgoing town official

Longmeadow Daze: Triple Retirements Close School Committee Era…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—In 2013 the School Committee outflanked the Select Board and secured a budget transfer to avoid cuts to the schools. It was a resounding victory which belied the organizing needed to

Longmeadow Daze: Around Town and among the 538…

UPDATED 10/26/16 7:56PM: For clarity and grammar. Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—It is an oddity among Western democracies, but one American students learn early on in social studies classes. Since the founding of the republic,

Hope for a New Climate after the Pope’s Speech…

UPDATED 11:22AM: For grammar & clarity. LONGMEADOW—Some nine hours after its first run, in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s Academy there was an encore performance of Pope Francis’ historic speech to Congress. Yet this was a not a later screening organized by the adjoining church.