(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.
A Hampshire County jury has found Emmanuel Bile of Pittsfield guilty on two counts of aggravated rape against a UMass student.
The Route Nine Diner in Hadley has closed its doors in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation.
Greenfield Town Council subcommittees will meet about giving individual councilors money for neighborhood initiatives.
The hot race is for School Committee where three candidates are vying for two empty seats.