Two people have already said they’ll run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Mike Knapik of Westfield. The ranking Republican on the Senate Ways and Means Committee is stepping down Friday. Knapik has accepted a top fundraising position with Westfield State University. He’s been on Beacon Hill for more than two decades and is respected on both sides of the aisle. Outgoing Easthampton Mayor Mike Tautznik says he’ll run for Knapik’s seat as a Democrat. Republican State Rep Don Humason of Westfield also says he’ll run in the special election.
A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges after a double-fatal crash in Easthampton
The man found dead in the Fall River in Greenfield has been identified as 56-year-old Michael Hogarty of Marlboro, Massachusetts
The man hit by a car Sunday on Route 9 in Hadley has been identified as 21-year-old Cody Haskins of Northampton
A public hearing on Holyoke’s controversial needle exchange has aired a variety of opinions
Northwestern DA David Sullivan is stumping for Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Maura Healey who visited Northampton Sunday