A mayor’s race is shaping up in Holyoke. Jeffrey Stanek is the latest to declare his candidacy. The 39 year old accountant and businessman got married last year and moved from Michigan back to his native Holyoke. Stanek says he wants to bring efficiency to city government. The crowded field includes Air Force vet Jim Santiago, newspaper writer Daniel Boyle, former mayor Dan Szostkiewicz and incumbent Alex Morse.
Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.
In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.
Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.
This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.
Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.