(Easthampton, MA) — Two Democratic candidates for senate in the Second Hampden and Hampshire District will square off tonight in a debate. The showdown between Michael Tautznik and David Bartley begins at seven at the Easthampton High School. Tautznik is mayor of Easthampton and Bartley is a lawyer and Easthampton city councilor. The primary is October 8th in the race to fill Mike Knapik’s former senate seat.
A Hampshire County jury has found Emmanuel Bile of Pittsfield guilty on two counts of aggravated rape against a UMass student.
The Route Nine Diner in Hadley has closed its doors in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation.
Greenfield Town Council subcommittees will meet about giving individual councilors money for neighborhood initiatives.
The hot race is for School Committee where three candidates are vying for two empty seats.