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True Faith and Allegiance: Dave Vigneault 1936-2019…

Before there was Jesse Lederman, Marcus Williams and Michael Fenton. Before there was Eric Lesser and Paul Caron. Even before there was Richie Neal. There was Dave Vigneault, a forerunner to Springfield’s undercurrent of electorally ambitious twentysomethings. First elected at the dawn of the Kennedy

As Easthampton Transforms, Carey Is on the Rise…

EASTHAMPTON—Dan Carey will be the odd man out among Hampshire County’s legislative elections for several reasons. Not the least of which is he was the only candidate in the region to have a general election. But in the indigo-blue 2nd Hampshire House district, Carey, an

Midterms in Massachusetts Yield Mostly Déjà Vu on All Levels…

EAST LONGMEADOW—Results in Massachusetts produced few surprises even as less than stellar results came in for Democrats nationwide. The election changed almost nothing in terms of partisan control in Massachusetts. However, a host of transformations lie before the region. The only competitive races in the

Suburbia’s 2nd Hampden Could Come Down to Service…

MONSON—Every seat in the stuffy auditorium near the center of town was filled. A few crowded along the walls or near the open side door bringing in some welcome cool air. Angry and concerned residents were there to learn what they could about their defective

Twists & Turns of Life, Career Propel Nakajima in Rep Race…

For all the anxiety of the present time, the United States had been through heart-wrenching change before. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, the economy was changing. Industrial powerhouses withered, and farms began to fail. It was a real fear to people in Eric Nakajima’s family.

For Domb, a Career Could Come Full Circle in 3rd Hampshire…

AMHERST—Two years ago, Ellen Story’s retirement from the 3rd Hampshire House district seat, let loose a flood of candidates.  Mindy Domb, the Director of the Amherst Survival Center, a nonprofit here that caters to people’s food, clothing and healthcare needs, was not among them. The