(Westfield, MA) — State Rep Don Humason has been elected as the new State Senator from the Hampden and Hampshire 2nd District. The Westfield Republican defeated Holyoke Democrat David Bartley by a 51-to-49-percent margin. Humason will take the seat formerly held by Mike Knapik, who left for a job with Westfield State University. Humason was Knapik’s chief of staff before being elected to the House.
The jury in the UMass gang rape case deliberated for five hours Friday and will start up again today.
The Holyoke City Council will debate the topic of fluoride in the drinking water this week.
A new ad campaign aims to introduce a new, more diverse generation of millennials and children to the national parks system.
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The foreign ministers seven world powers met in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before the deadline.