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Take My Council, Please: Laws & Ballot Order…

SPRINGFIELD—The City Council here rejected a Police supervisors labor pact Monday, primarily due to a provision that limits when officers can face discipline. The offending clause is not new. However, in the aftermath of this summer’s social justice protests, the were fears that some officers

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Coronavirus Roars Back in Springfield, City Breaks out Whip & Chair…

SPRINGFIELD—Last week, it looked as though coronavirus cases in the City of Homes were cooling after the city into surged into the state’s red designation. Numbers from the weekend crushed those hopes. Mirroring recent case records the state reported, Springfield residents tested positive higher than

Take My Council, Please: New & Old Hazards in the Fairway…

SPRINGFIELD—On Monday, the City Council dispensed with a financial order left over from the last meeting and passed first step to reform an ordinance that regulates tax breaks in the city. Being the last meeting before an election, the Council also formally set the city’s

Take My Council, Please: In Pursuit of Current & Historic Truths…

SPRINGFIELD—For only the third time since the city adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA), the City Council here thumbed through and approved the recommendations. Councilors love the program as it lets them approve projects beyond the ambit of mayor. Meanwhile anybody—including some city organs—can suggest

Sarno Dismisses Aide, Is It Consistency or a Missed Social (Media) Cue?…

SPRINGFIELD—Darryl Moss, a longtime aide to Mayor Domenic Sarno, lost his job Thursday. The mayor terminated Moss in a letter that cited unspecified—but widely known—social media posts, echoing adverse employment actions the city has taken against other city workers due to social media. Much remains