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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Willis Glassgow)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called out for appearing to mock reporter’s disability

Thursday, November 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the “poor guy” and make fun of him. A statement posted on his Twitter account said Trump doesn’t know the reporter personally or what he looks like and was only mocking his journalism. The …

Opposition wins Argentine election

Sunday, November 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country’s political scene for 12 years and rewrote its social contract. Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, Fernandez’s …

Democrat Edwards wins La. governor race

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he’ll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis. After a brutal, attack-heavy competition to …

At-large candidates for Easthampton City Council respond to Gazette questions

Saturday, October 31, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Five candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Easthampton City Council. The Gazette asked each candidate to supply information about themselves and their qualifications for the job. Below are their responses: Daniel R. Carey …

Easthampton School Committee candidates talk new school building, wishlist for expanded programs

Friday, October 30, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — All eight School Committee candidates agree the time has come to build a new school in Easthampton. They vary on how to do that, and on the best ways to expand offerings on a tight budget. While the committee will see at least four new faces …

Five candidates vying for three Forbes Library trustee seats offer funding options, highlight accessibility

Friday, October 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — It’s a tough time for libraries across the country, but that has not discouraged interest in the Forbes Library trustee election. In one of Northampton’s most active municipal races, five candidates are running for three open positions. The candidates — Kathleen Wight, Peter L. Kobel, Janet …