Local

Vega Won’t Run For Senate

Photo: WHMP

Vega Won’t Run For Senate

Holyoke State Rep Aaron Vega has announced he won’t run for the state Senate seat vacated by Mike Knapik, saying it’s a bit too soon.  The at-large city councilor is a freshman state rep for the 5th Hampden District.  There’s a lot on his plate;  he and his wife run a yoga studio and are expecting their first child in November.  Vega caused a stir when he took out nomination papers for the seat Monday.  Outgoing Easthampton Mayor Mike Tautznik has also taken out papers for the seat as a Democratic candidate.

Recent Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

AP792818563420

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

in National

Americans are really angry with Washington

america

Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

in Local

BFMC Adopts Enterovirus Policy

medical mask

Effective immediately, anyone visiting a new mother or child at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center must be 14 or older

in Local

Northampton to Study Plastic Bag/Styrofoam Ban

noho city hall

The city of Northampton has officially opened discussion on an ordinance banning plastic bags and styrofoam

in Local

Blarney Blowout Report Released

by Jason Picard, Courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

The long-awaited Blarney Blowout report written by former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has been released