UPDATED 2/4/14 1:46PM: For comment from Rep. Brian Ashe and news of Eric Lesser’s interest in the race. State Representative Angelo Puppolo, a former City Councilor in Springfield announced this morning that he will not seek the seat held by retiring State Senator Gale Candaras.
UPDATED 11/28/13 10:26AM: For additional details. UPDATED 12/4/13 10:47PM: CORRECTION, a previous version of this post said Tim Rooke lived in the 12th Hampden District. His home is not in that district and therefore, unless he moved, he cannot run for the seat. With the
Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. UPDATED 4/28/12 2:02 PM: Previously omitted budgetary data has been added for clarity; Edited for grammar/clarity; New photo added. LONGMEADOW—Too many young people take little or no interest in politics. A
UPDATED 11:51PM: For clarity, grammar and accuracy. Another year, and another raucous political era in the City of Homes. Everything from local politics at 36 Court Street to the Presidential election had their impacts upon Springfield. Petty politics reigned early on at the City Council,
Nearly ten days after the election, post-mortems of the 2012 campaign season go on. Most of these, of course, focus on the presidential election. The Massachusetts Senate race, while destined to be studied for generations, was more or less put to bed until the White
The moment you have all been waiting for, endorsements of offices in our backyard! Beyond the “continue reading” click, our list of choices for competitive races in Greater Springfield/Hampden County. Our apologies for not going out further than that, but a lack of resources limited
This is the First in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley LONGMEADOW—Until this month and after scandal broke in the 2nd Hampden Republican primary, only signs for Marie Angelides held watch over lawns in this largely suburban State House district.
Politicians of all stripes came out Wednesday for Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe’s Annual Clambake. The event was held at the Elks Lodge on Tiffany Street in Springfield, a change from its normal location at Six Flags in Agawam. Although according to attendees, it was