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Heath native’s bill honoring fallen heroes introduced in Congress
05-12-2024 3:05 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Legislation drafted by a Heath native with the intent of recognizing those killed serving in the U.S. military has been introduced in both chambers of Congress.Keith Sherman, who now lives in North Carolina, worked diligently on multiple drafts of a...

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GOP silences McGovern over Trump remarks
05-23-2024 7:23 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

For the first time in his 27-year career in Congress, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern had his remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives struck from the record on Wednesday, after he criticized former U.S. President Donald Trump for his numerous...


Markey bill includes funds for paraprofessional hires, training
02-19-2024 6:34 PM

By TANISHA BHAT

The region’s paraeducators could receive additional support from the federal government when it comes to recruitment, training and retention as part of a bill proposed in Congress by Sen. Ed Markey.The bill — called the Preparing and Retaining All...


At town hall, Sen. Warren says democracy is on the line in 2024
06-26-2023 2:55 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

HOLYOKE — Speaking to a small crowd of supporters, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren lambasted the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade last year, saying the court had been taken over by “extremists” who threatened to curtail further liberties...


McGovern unleashes scorn on GOP over impeachment, censure efforts
06-23-2023 5:32 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

Calling the Republican Party “a joke” and referring to its MAGA faction as “wingnuts,” an exasperated U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern took to the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday night to accuse Speaker Kevin McCarthy of losing control of the...


My Turn: We must stand up against book bans
04-27-2023 6:31 PM

By U.S. REP. JIM MCGOVERN

Last month, House Republicans brought to the floor H.R. 5 — a bill I call the “politics over parents” act, which would supercharge book bans like the ones Gov. Ron DeSantis has imposed on Florida and bring them to states across America, including here...


Progress report: McGovern addresses steps needed to end hunger in 7 years at western Mass. strategy session
03-24-2023 4:55 PM

By Sydney Ko

Seven years. That’s how long Massachusetts, and the nation, have to meet an ambitious goal of eradicating hunger.It’s an ambitious goal, but one that advocates and politicians who work tirelessly to address hunger believe is within reach if momentum...

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