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Whately Man Launches Lt. Gov. Bid

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Whately Man Launches Lt. Gov. Bid

(Whately, MA) — Whately selectman Jonathan Edwards has launched his campaign for lieutenant governor. It’s the Democrat’s first bid for statewide office. He says his direct experience with local government gives him an edge. Edwards is co-founder of SmartPower, a national nonprofit that promotes clean, renewable energy.

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving

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The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass Braces For Superbowl Riots

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.