(Holyoke, MA) — Holyoke City Councilor David Bartley has defeated Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik in the Democratic primary for Mike Knapik’s former state senate seat. Bartley walked away with 52-percent of the vote amidst very low turnout. On the Republican side, State Rep Don Humason easily prevailed over Michael Franco. Humason and Bartley will now begin campaigning in earnest for the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire State Senate seat.
Two Northampton massage businesses have been shut down by city code enforcement officials.
Governor Charlie Baker will speak in Northampton later this month.
Springfield's City Council will consider a resolution to support efforts to keep the Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center in the city.
A group of protesters targeted the meat counter and the dairy section of Whole Foods Saturday.