(Northampton, MA) — A debate between two at-large city council candidates in Northampton is on for tonight. Incumbents Bill Dwight and Jesse Adams will square off at the Bridge Street School starting at seven. Candidate Tony Patillo has been invited, but might not show up on account of recent hip surgery. The three are vying for two at-large seats on the city council. Tonight’s event also features five Trustee candidates for the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.
A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.
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Nine Western Massachusetts firefighters have been deployed to Washington State to help battle wildfires there.
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