Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Hi 70° | Lo 44°


Easthampton candidates for City Council and School Committee speak at forum

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The impact of school choice and charter school tuition on the city’s budget and the need to preserve open space coupled with “smart growth” were among the issues discussed by candidates running for at-large City Council and School Committee seats at a forum Tuesday night. The hour-long event was hosted by the Easthampton Democratic Committee and limited to candidates who are registered Democrats. Voters will decide at-large and …

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader to talk politics at Amherst College

Monday, October 5, 2015

AMHERST — Consumer advocate and former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be at Amherst College Tuesday evening to discuss third-party and outsider candidates and the role they could play in the 2016 election. Nader’s talk, which comes at the invitation of the nonpartisan student group Amherst Political Union, will be held at Stirn Auditorium in the Mead Art Museum from 7:30 to …

Chaffetz puts name in hat for House speaker

Sunday, October 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — An up-and-coming House committee chairman announced his long-shot candidacy Sunday for speaker of the House, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans. GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah presented himself as a new face who can unite the House in the wake of Speaker John Boehner’s sudden resignation …

Hillary Rodham Clinton tries to rally unsure Democrats with partisan message in NH

Saturday, September 19, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton attempted to rally thousands of influential New Hampshire Democrats on Saturday with a fiercely partisan message, as she struggled to regain her footing in the primary contest. Calling viewers of the three-hour …

Fiorina looking to capitalize on another strong debate

Thursday, September 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina finds herself in a position to build on a strong debate performance for the second time in six weeks, enjoying glowing reviews for demonstrating a command of policy details while taking …

GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood

Thursday, September 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders scrambled on Thursday to head off a politically damaging government shutdown in two weeks over rebellious conservatives’ demand that any stopgap spending bill block federal funds for Planned Parenthood. Leadership sought an outlet for GOP lawmakers’ outrage after this summer’s release of videos …

Substantive discussion quiets bickering over Trump at GOP debate

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Along with the back-and-forth bickering over Donald Trump, the Republican presidential contest took a substantive and serious turn in Wednesday’s prime-time debate, with candidates wrangling over immigration, gay marriage and foreign affairs. The policy …

At-large City Council, School Committee candidates face challengers in Easthampton Nov. 3 election

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Voters at the Nov. 3 city election will decide contested at-large City Council and School Committee races. Meantime, Mayor Karen L. Cadieux of 11 Deerfield Drive will not face a challenger in her bid for a second term. Voters will have their pick of five candidates …

Democrats block 2nd GOP vote on Iran deal

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — For the second time, Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a vote to move forward on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, protecting President Barack Obama’s key foreign policy initiative. The measure failed Tuesday to gain …

After 2 years, Australian PM Abbott ousted in party revolt

Monday, September 14, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister-designate Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday assured the country that his government remained strong despite an internal party revolt that made him the nation’s fourth leader in little more than two years and will …

GOP field still playing catch-up with Trump

Sunday, September 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Gladiator season may have arrived in the fight for the Republican nomination. Three days before the next Republican presidential debate, signs abound that some rivals of billionaire developer Donald Trump are taking direct aim at his …

Baker urges action on solar, energy bills

Friday, September 11, 2015

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker is pressing state lawmakers to take action on two of his energy priorities before the end of the year. Baker said one of the proposals would encourage Massachusetts utilities to enter into long-term contracts with renewable energy producers provided that the interests of …

House GOP probes Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WASHINGTON — Opening long-awaited congressional hearings, a top Republican said Wednesday an investigation of Planned Parenthood was intended to protect taxpayers from the kind of “horrors” suggested by secretly recorded videos of group officials discussing the sale of …