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Elections 2013

Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik and his newly elected replacement, Karen Cadieux, who is currently the mayor's assistant, discuss Tautznik's farewell party Wednesday in the mayor's office. His party is scheduled for Dec. 12 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke.

Cadieux reflects on Tuesday’s election, Easthampton’s future

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — Mayor-elect Karen L. Cadieux said that when she took a job as a clerk and assistant in the Easthampton Town Hall 19 years ago, she never expected the job would one day lead her to being the mayor of a city of 16,200. “I can’t explain what an exciting time this is and how much I’m looking forward …

Klein pulls council upset, other incumbents prevail

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Voters sent the City Council’s two longest-serving councilors — Ward 6’s Marianne L. LaBarge and Ward 2’s Paul D. Spector — back to the Council Chambers Tuesday, but the dynamic of the council is poised to change considerably in the next two years after challenger Alisa F. Klein ousted incumbent Eugene …

Incumbents and newcomers elected Tuesday to Easthampton School Committee

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — Four incumbents and two newcomers won election Tuesday to six at-large seats on the city School Committee. The top vote getters among the incumbents were Lori J. Ingraham with 2,972 votes; Debora B. Lusnia, 2,866; Peter T. Gunn, 2,862; and Laura N. Scott, 2,849. Voters also elected newcomers Daniel R. Carey, with 2,961 votes, and Wendy G. Bloomenthal, with 2,405. First-time …

Karen Cadieux to be Easthampton’s next mayor

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — With 38 percent turnout, Easthampton voters elected Karen L. Cadieux as the city’s second mayor by an overwhelming margin of 59 percent of the votes cast. As the election results for the final precinct were posted …

Donald Humason defeats David Bartley for 2nd Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WESTFIELD — A one-time chief of staff to former state Sen. Michael Knapik was elected Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by his old boss. Republican state Rep. Donald F. Humason, 46, defeated David K. Bartley, 48, for …

Incumbents McCoy, Ziegler and challengers Kwiecinski, Smith elected to Easthampton City Council

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — Voters returned two incumbents to office and elected a former council member and one newcomer in a seven-way race for four at-large City Council seats Tuesday. James “JP” Kwiecinski, a former councilor for five years, and …

DuVal and Nykorchuk win at-large School Committee race in Northampton

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Incumbent Blue DuVal and newcomer Kari Nykorchuk were the top vote getters Tuesday in a three-way race for two at-large School Committee seats. In the only contested school board race on the ballot, DuVal received 2,848 …

Voters head to the polls to decide contested races in Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton

Monday, November 4, 2013

Voters in three Hampshire County communities will head to the polls Tuesday to decide competitive races for mayor, City Council, School Committee and state senator. Among Northampton, Easthampton and Southampton, the highest voter turnout is expected in Easthampton, …

Four running unopposed for Northampton School Committee

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Northampton — Four people are running for seats on the Northampton School Committee without opposition. Incumbent School Committee members Howard Moore, 55, of Cross Path Road, and Downey Meyer, 47, of North Farms Road, are running in wards 3 and 7, respectively. Meyer is running as a write-in …

Jonathan Tucker: Dwight has steady hand on tiller as councilor

Friday, November 1, 2013

To the editor: There are some things which are so obvious that you feel embarrassed to repeat them out loud. But I’ll say it, anyway: Re-elect Bill Dwight as at-large City Council member for Northampton. We need his knowledge, skill, and fairness. It is obvious to watchers of …

Candidate Jennifer Hayes says she’s ready to represent District 2 in Easthampton

Friday, November 1, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — While seven people are running for four at-large City Council seats, there are no contested races for any of the city’s five district councilor seats in Tuesday’s election. There will be a new name on the …

Ryan O’Donnell, Gina-Louise Sciarra ready for new roles on Northampton City Council

Friday, November 1, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Two newcomers to local politics are poised to take their seats on the City Council for the next two years, replacing incumbents who announced months ago this would be their last term. Though they are the …

David Bartley, Donald Humason compete in special state Senate election

Friday, November 1, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — When former state Sen. Michael R. Knapik stepped down in August to take a position at Westfield State University, it triggered a special election to decide his successor. Democrat David K. Bartley and Republican Donald F. …

Emilie Woodward: Alisa Klein is voice Ward 7 needs in Northampton

Friday, November 1, 2013

To the editor: I walked into the Ward 7 city councilor debate assuming my conviction to vote for Alisa Klein couldn’t get stronger. Alisa possesses the skills, strengths, ethics and vision to do an excellent job. The debate underscored my decision: we need Alisa as our city councilor. …

David Sullivan: Cadieux has been in trenches with Easthampton government

Friday, November 1, 2013

To the editor: On Tuesday Easthampton citizens will have a golden opportunity to elect a new mayor with experience, integrity and vision. The renaissance of Easthampton has come from the community, businesses and city government working collaboratively to improve the quality of life for all citizens. The one …