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Go West, My Congressman…

PITTSFIELD—In the aftermath of redistricting, eight incumbent Congressmen are vying for nine seats.  Therefore, in much of Massachusetts, voters will probably have the same representative as before and if not, it is only because their incumbent was shifted elsewhere.  In Berkshire County that is not

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ICYMI: Clams and Politicians Come to Bake…

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

The Insight: Westside…Eastside…

This post is the second in a series on the Hampden Senate District Primary Election. WEST SPRINGFIELD—After the heartache and drama of reapportionment left Massachusetts with one less seat in Congress, the less high-profile process would be the act of cramming 160 House districts and

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UPDATED: Statement on SOPA & PIPA…

**** UPDATED:  SEE BELOW ****Congressman Richard Neal has released a statement on SOPA (which is the House version of PIPA and vice-versa), wherein he appears to oppose the current version of the bill.  We print it in full below: “Thank you to those who have

The Year in Springfield, 2011…

With another year under Springfield’s belt comes another edition of the Year in Springfield.  In its 375th year of existence the City of Homes suffered through one of the most erratic year of weather on record which brought a range of immense destruction and gross

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WANTED: Economic Development…Director, too…

From Left, Kevin Kennedy, Mayor Sarno, Cong. Neal(WMassP&I) Today was a busy day for Springfield political news.  The Springfield City Council held its last meeting of 2011 and with that the last meeting of the 2010-2011 council.  However in the morning Mayor Domenic Sarno and

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…It Must Not Break the Bonds of Our Affection…

Cong. Giffords (wikipedia) A Special Editor’s (Extended) Note: It has been just over a week since a mad gunman ripped apart a scene that illustrates one of the central tenets of our democracy.  After an initial rash of caustic finger-pointing and demands that we learn

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Though Passion May Have Strained…

Yoda (Wookiepedia) “Fear Leads to Anger.  Anger leads to Hate.  Hate…leads to suffering.” It is not everyday that the words of Yoda of Star Wars is quoted in the face of a national tragedy, but it seems that the George Lucas character may have said it

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The Year in Springfield 2010…

So comes again another year the wide world of Springfield.  As is tradition, WMassP&I will recount the events and news that made 2010 different from 1876 in Springfield.  As both a city and as one of 351 parts of Massachusetts, Springfield saw its share of ups and

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How Obama Got His Groove Back…

Pres. Obama (White House) It may be a little premature to announce that President Barack Obama has taken his self-described shellacking and turned it into a force of political and legislative nature.  However, with his tax deal with Republicans and the repeal of “Don’t Ask,