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Haley a common vote among Franklin County residents
03-05-2024 5:24 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley appeared to be holding her own in Franklin County on Super Tuesday, garnering votes from Republicans distancing themselves from Donald Trump and from Democrats hoping to soften the blow in the event that...

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Franklin County, North Quabbin voters back Trump, Biden in local primary
03-06-2024 5:58 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and DOMENIC POLI

With Super Tuesday in the rearview mirror, election results show no surprises in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, as the two presumptive candidates, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, emerged victorious with wins...


What is Super Tuesday? Why it matters and what to watch
03-02-2024 3:20 PM

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI

The biggest day of this year’s primary campaign is approaching as 16 states vote in contests known as Super Tuesday.The elections are a crucial moment for President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who are the overwhelming front-runners for the Democratic...


Trump defeats Haley in South Carolina primary, extending sweep of early states
02-25-2024 12:04 AM

By Josh Dawsey, Dylan Wells, Isaac Arnsdorf

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Donald Trump extended his sweep of the early contests with a victory in South Carolina, defeating the state’s former two-term governor, Nikki Haley, as he marches to the Republican nomination.The Associated Press projected Trump the...


Digging out from deluge: Municipal clerks scramble amid flood of ballot requests, paperwork
02-12-2024 5:20 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

A temporary worker in the Holyoke City Clerk’s Office brought on to deal with the influx of mail-in ballot requests for the presidential primaries is ensuring that 2,700 or so ballots are already in the hands of those who want to cast their votes...


Smith, Davis win Selectboard seats in Orange
02-06-2024 5:21 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Newcomer Julie Davis will join the reelected Andrew Smith on the Orange Selectboard following Monday’s town election.Davis was the race’s top vote-getter, receiving 384 votes, and Smith accumulated 304. The two competed against Sandra Fawn...


PHOTOS: Ballot brigade
02-05-2024 5:02 PM


Wedegartner, Desorgher fundraising even in Greenfield mayoral campaign
01-26-2024 5:22 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — With final campaign finance reports filed, new figures from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance show the city’s two mayoral candidates raised similar amounts of money, and that former incumbent Roxann Wedegartner outspent newly...


Orange Selectboard, Elementary School Committee races top ballot
01-24-2024 5:50 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — For the first time in four years there is a contested race in the Orange town election — two, in fact.Three people are running for a pair of three-year Selectboard seats while another three are vying for a couple of two-year spots on the...


Trump wins Iowa’s leadoff caucuses
01-15-2024 10:07 PM

By The Associated Press

Donald Trump has won Iowa’s leadoff presidential caucuses.The former president’s victory on Monday night gives him a strong start in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination as the contest moves to New Hampshire.Former U.N. Ambassador...


Complaint challenges Trump’s ballot access in Massachusetts
01-08-2024 6:07 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

After filing legal challenges in several other states to bar Donald Trump from ballot eligibility in this year’s primaries, a Massachusetts-incorporated advocacy group has now done so in its home state.Free Speech for People, a nonprofit led by...


House approves paid time off for Election Day voting
12-17-2023 2:02 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Seeking to remove more barriers to voting, the House approved legislation last week allowing employees to take paid time off on Election Day to cast their ballots in person.Without discussion, lawmakers passed the bill (H 4217) during an...


Road repair borrowing request heads back to polls in Deerfield
12-11-2023 1:47 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Voters will be asked to head to the polls again in January, as the Selectboard has called a second special election in hopes of authorizing up to $5 million for road repairs around town.The special election for the Proposition 2½ debt...


Northampton couple running state DeSantis campaign
12-07-2023 5:12 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Continuing their high-profile involvement in state Republican politics, city physician Jay Fleitman and his wife, Mary Lou Stuart, are heading up the Ron DeSantis presidential campaign for Massachusetts.The two have co-chaired the...


Deerfield voters shoot down road repair borrowing authority
12-06-2023 6:19 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — In a narrow vote with light turnout on Tuesday, residents rejected the authorization of up to $5 million for road repairs around Deerfield, 195-191.The rejected Proposition 2½ debt exclusion would have authorized the town to borrow money...


Garrett, Minhas win at-large seats on Greenfield City Council
11-08-2023 6:56 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Four new faces will join the 13-member City Council in the new year following Tuesday night’s election.John Garrett, Jesus Leyva and Wahab Minhas were in a contest to fill the positions being vacated by at-large councilors Phil Elmer and...


At 33%, Greenfield’s voter turnout drops from past mayoral elections
11-08-2023 6:00 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Nearly 33% of registered voters turned out Tuesday to have their voices heard regarding who should be mayor for the next four years, and cast their votes for other key municipal positions like City Council, School Committee and Board of...


Green wins assessors seat in Greenfield
11-08-2023 4:40 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Charles “Chuck” Green defeated David Roulston in Tuesday’s race for a seat on the Board of Assessors.Green will fill the vacancy left by current Chair Joe Ruggeri, who did not seek reelection. Green received 2,392 votes to Roulston’s...


Two newcomers, one incumbent secure Greenfield School Committee seats
11-08-2023 4:26 PM

By MARY BYRNE and JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — Two newcomers will join the School Committee as Ann Childs and Stacey Sexton secured seats alongside incumbent School Committee Chair Amy Proietti following Tuesday’s city election.Voters were asked to decide on a four-way contest for...


DeSorgher victorious: Greenfield mayor-elect defeats Wedegartner, winning every precinct
11-07-2023 10:55 PM

By MARY BYRNE and JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — After years of rising through the ranks of municipal government, Virginia “Ginny” DeSorgher will serve as the city’s fourth mayor with a convincing victory in Tuesday’s election.DeSorgher defeated incumbent Roxann Wedegartner for a...


Voters weigh in on Greenfield mayoral race
11-07-2023 9:47 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The city’s public schools were closed Tuesday as the high school became the sole polling location for Election Day voters looking to have their voices heard regarding who should lead the city.Sign-wielding residents lined Kent Avenue and...

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