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Blais: Leverett to get public transportation this summer
06-03-2024 12:14 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

LEVERETT — State Rep. Natalie Blais held a town hall in Leverett Friday to provide updates to residents on transportation and infrastructure projects. Speaking to a small group, Blais announced that Leverett would be connected to public...

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Orange to bill church $13.7K after complaint of unfair treatment
06-18-2024 4:31 PM

By SAM FERLAND

ORANGE — After receiving a letter in March advising them of a complaint alleging special treatment of Mission Covenant Church, Selectboard members, in collaboration with the assessors, have decided to bill the church $13,723.54 for taxes.Americans...


DC group presses Orange town officials on church use
06-06-2024 5:11 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — An organization dedicated to guaranteeing political distance between religious institutions and the government has not heard from town officials nearly three months after informing them of a complaint alleging special treatment of Mission...


Legislative Coffee attendees push for housing, road funding
04-08-2024 12:04 PM

By AALIANNA MARIETTA

GREENFIELD — Women from across Franklin County voiced their concerns on affordable housing, the PILOT program, climate action, road repairs and more to their local legislators on Saturday. Rep. Natalie Blais, Rep. Susannah Whipps and Sen. Jo Comerford...


U.S. Rep. McGovern talks national issues, local effects at South County Senior Center
04-04-2024 12:31 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In a visit to the South County Senior Center, much of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern’s discussion with residents focused on national issues, such as immigration and the war in Gaza. Still, the longtime Worcester Democrat emphasized these...


Stovepipe politics in Wendell: 3 selectmen arrested in 1932 after contentious election
03-09-2024 3:07 PM

By CARLA CHARTER

In the 1930s, Wendell ushered in events that later became known as the town’s “Stovepipe Politics Era.” This time period involved a 1931 race for selectman between challenger Ozro D. Baker and longtime Selectman Charles Ballou, a Town Meeting location...


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...


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...


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...


Mass. Republicans dispute Trump’s unity claim
02-27-2024 11:14 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

In South Carolina, former President Donald Trump notched another primary victory Saturday as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination, declaring afterwards that he has never seen Republicans “so unified.”But do Republicans here in Massachusetts feel...


Forum with legislators explores rural school aid, recreation tax and more
02-20-2024 12:22 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

CHARLEMONT — State Sen. Paul Mark and state Rep. Natalie Blais fielded questions on rural school aid, potential recreation taxes, affordable housing and more during a recent public forum attended by roughly 20 residents.The “ReMarks and Refreshments”...


Deepening divisions: UMass poll chronicles yawning divides on race, immigration
02-14-2024 7:03 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

AMHERST — Almost a third of Republicans say they agree with former President Donald Trump’s claim that immigrants are “poisoning the blood of the country,” a recent University of Massachusetts Amherst poll has found.The poll, which also questioned...


Health care workers urge Neal to stand up for Gaza cease-fire
02-06-2024 6:09 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

SPRINGFIELD — Dozens of area health care professionals rallied outside the federal courthouse Tuesday to demand that U.S. Rep. Richard Neal join their call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.Speakers representing the interfaith Healthcare Workers...


Neal, McGovern: $78B tax bill a win for families
02-02-2024 5:34 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL and CHRIS LARABEE

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal touted a new tax relief bill passed by the House of Representatives this week, and shared his views on U.S. foreign policy during a gathering with the press on Friday morning.Speaking at the atrium inside 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...


Speaking to ‘making our democracy better’: Frontier seniors meet former US attorney general
01-11-2024 4:32 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Ahead of this year’s presidential election, Frontier Regional School seniors taking a government studies and politics class got to talk about voting rights and the state of the nation’s democracy with a former appointee to one of the...


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...


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...


Local residents recall JFK assassination 60 years on
11-21-2023 2:04 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Riding the commuter rail home to Haverhill from Boston in the early afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, David Lewis couldn’t help but notice all the American flags he passed had been lowered to half-staff. This was peculiar, he recalled, “because they weren’t...


Senate will press for prescription drug cost relief
11-09-2023 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

BOSTON — Patients would pay no more than $25 for certain name-brand medications to treat some chronic illnesses and face no costs whatsoever for similar generic options under the latest prescription drug legislation set to emerge in the Senate.Senate...


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...

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