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Nomination papers for elected office in Easthampton due Sept. 15; two contested races possible in Nov. 3 election

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — With less than two weeks left before nomination papers for elected office are due, the possibility is shaping up for voters to decide at least two contested races on the ballot in November. Seventeen people have taken out papers for to run for seats on the city council or school committee, and Mayor Karen L. Cadieux has taken out papers to run for reelection. So far only Cadieux …

Obama coming to Boston for Labor Day breakfast

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON — President Barack Obama will be coming to Boston for the annual Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day breakfast on Monday. The White House announced Obama’s plans Tuesday. Rich Rogers, executive secretary-treasurer of the Greater Boston Labor Council, said the group is honored Obama will join its members “to celebrate a labor movement that is needed now more than ever.” Rogers said …

Experts: No criminal exposure for Clinton

Monday, August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have …

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker wins major legal victory

Thursday, July 16, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican’s gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election. No …

New poll shows drop in favorability rating for Hillary Rodham Clinton among Democrats

Thursday, July 16, 2015

PHOENIX — Three months into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign for president, there are fresh warning signs she may be falling short with some Democratic voters whose enthusiasm will be essential to her success in 2016. While Clinton remains …

Bush, Clinton dominate early 2016 fundraising

Thursday, July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — The two presidential candidates whose immediate families include former presidents loom large in early fundraising for 2016. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush account for almost half the roughly $390 million that presidential groups for all the expected 22 candidates say they’ve raised. Most campaigns, including …

Walker joins crowd of GOP presidential hopefuls

Monday, July 13, 2015

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Scott Walker vowed Monday to fight for America’s interests abroad and for his conservative policies in Washington, launching a 2016 Republican presidential bid by highlighting his clashes with labor unions as his campaign taunted his …

Pro-Bush group with almost $100 million to echo candidate

Saturday, July 11, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — Flush with almost $100 million, a group supporting Republican Jeb Bush’s presidential ambitions is plowing ahead on a parallel campaign, promising to use its immense resources in a way that is untested but could …

CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg criticized for flying Confederate flag in wake of AME Church shooting; owner says flag is not racist

Friday, July 10, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG — The owner of CRD Metalworks is not surprised that his decision to install two Confederate flags on his Hyde Hill Road property is being criticized by some residents who see it as a racist symbol. But …

Easthampton School Committee member Daniel Carey takes out nomination papers for at-large City Council seat

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — School Committee member Daniel R. Carey took out nomination papers for an at-large City Council seat Tuesday, making him one of five potential candidates vying for the four seats. Current at-large councilors Tamara L. Smith, James “JP” Kwiecinski and Joseph P. McCoy and former mayoral candidate …

S.C. Senate OKs removal of rebel flag

Monday, July 6, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate moved forward with plans Monday to lower the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and retire it to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. The 37-3 vote gave a bill removing the flag the second of three readings. …

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuclear talks could go either way

Sunday, July 5, 2015

VIENNA — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an …

Northampton Fourth of July citizenship ceremony celebrates 48 new Americans

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Seated beside her five-year-old son outside the Hampshire County Courthouse, Erika Calderon watched as her husband, Jose Serratos, became a naturalized United States citizen on Saturday, July 4. “It’s a good opportunity to show people that …