(Holyoke, MA) — Republican State Rep Don Humason has kicked off his campaign for State Senate. Speaking at the WhereHouse in Holyoke, Humason said his top priority would be economic development and jobs. He’s running for the Senate seat Mike Knapik left last month for a top job at Westfield State. If Humason wins the GOP nod against veteran candidate Mike Franco, he’ll face either Easthampton Mayor Mike Tautznik or Holyoke City Councilor David Bartley in the general election.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags