Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik has been named a “Housing Hero” by the Mass Housing Partnership. The group works with state government to increase affordable housing, and says Tautznik has championed many affordable housing projects during his 17 years as mayor. Tautznik was one of only three people in the state to win the honor, and says he’s proud Easthampton has had success with affordable housing.
The House has voted to soften the impact of a new law requiring motorists to turn on headlights when they're operating their windshield wipers.
Easthampton City Councilor Jennifer Hayes has announced she's running for a second term.
Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri will take part in a public conversation about relationships between police and minorities.
A Northampton man with Alzheimer’s was found Monday after disappearing for four hours.