(Easthampton, MA) — Easthampton’s mayoral candidates have squared off in their second debate of the season. School Committee Chairwoman Nancy Sykes said it’s time for new blood. Longtime Mayoral Aide Karen Cadieux said continuity would serve the city best. Candle maker David Ewing admitted that his corporate experience amounted to managing a Walgreen’s. Candidate Herb Glazier said people should vote for him because he has a sense of humor. The winner will replace longtime mayor Michael Tautznik, who’s not running for reelection.
Amherst’s Planning Board is recommending changes to the proposed student housing project known as The Retreat.
UMass Amherst has announced plans to invest two-million-dollars in dorm security.
A fired nurse at Cooley Dickinson has accepted a plea deal.
Governor Patrick has released 65-million for capital projects in Western Mass
Northampton’s city council is approving 22-thousand dollars for a study to look at the community impact of a casino in Springfield