(Springfield, MA) — The Springfield NAACP is asking Mayor Domenic Sarno to conduct a nationwide search for the city’s next police commissioner. Chief William Fitchet is retiring this year, and Sarno is considering three deputy chiefs for an internal promotion. NAACP president Talbert Swan says a search committee should evaluate candidates and send a list of finalists to the mayor. Sarno tells the “Springfield Republican” there’s enough in-house talent to find the next chief, and that the selection process is up to him.
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