(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.
Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.
Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.
A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.
An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.