Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Some clouds
59°
Some clouds
Hi 80° | Lo 62°

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.
JERREY ROBERTS

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 1

Tricia Reidy, Greg White: Impressed by Klein

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

To the editor: We are writing in support of Alisa Klein for Northampton City Council from Ward 7. We have seen first hand how she has worked on this campaign — the same way she will serve as a councilor — by becoming educated about the issues, knocking … 0

Jason Foster challenges Paul Spector for Ward 2 City Council seat in Northampton

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Decade-long incumbent Ward 2 City Councilor Paul D. Spector tells voters that his experience and longevity on the council make him the most qualified candidate, while challenger Jason Foster says his business experience and fresh eye … 0

Veteran incumbent and political newcomer vie for Ward 6 votes

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — For the first time in 16 years, Ward 6 residents have a decision to make when it comes to who will represent them on the City Council. Incumbent Ward 6 City Councilor Marianne L. LaBarge believes … 0

Easthampton at-large councilor candidates seek votes in first contested race since 2009

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — The city hasn’t seen a contested race for a City Council seat since 2009. This year, there isn’t just a race, there is a competitive seven-way contest for four at-large council seats Nov. 5. Among the … 0

Ward 7 voters have contest over style, substance

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — They disagree sharply on issues ranging from property tax overrides to the use of herbicides on public spaces, but what makes the race for the Ward 7 council seat most interesting might just be the stylistic … 0

Patrick Brough: Sykes, McCoy deserve votes in Easthampton

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: This year for the first time Easthampton has a chance to elect new leaders. As the last few months have gone by, I have had the opportunity to listen and meet with all of the mayoral and City Council candidates multiple times. I think one … 0

Linda Smith: Easthampton mayoral candidate Nancy Sykes offers leadership experience

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: The voters of Easthampton have an important decision to make Nov. 5. As I think about the candidates and their qualifications to be our mayor, I can’t help but think about the fact that this job is about leadership. We need a strong leader as … 0

Richard K. Greene: Eugene Tacy is whole city’s fiscal watchdog

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: Northampton City Councilor Eugene Tacy deserves another term. In his time on the council, he has earned the reputation as the lead fiscal watchdog. He looks out for people with lesser means who are sometimes hanging on by a thread, not just in Ward 7, … 0

Burns Maxey: Praise for those who back Easthampton’s cultural diversity

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: As Easthampton enters a new chapter with its second mayor, it is imperative our City Council be stronger than ever. There is no doubt that the city of Easthampton has experienced recognition for innovative advancements. Much of this is due to creative revitalization by our … 0

Jenifer McKenna: Klein’s approach as councilor would be ‘a breath of fresh air’

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: I urge my Ward 7 neighbors to elect Alisa Klein as our next city councilor. I have lived in Leeds for many years. Alisa is the first council candidate to reach out in my neighborhood. She is truly interested in learning about all who live … 0

Foster offers fresh leadership for Ward 2

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: A letter recently said Paul Spector has been very responsive to concerns about street sign and parking enforcement problems and urged readers to vote for him as Ward 2 city councilor. I like Paul greatly as an individual, but I’m sorry to say that I … 0

David P. Stevens: Councilors Jesse Adams, Bill Dwight helped lead charter revision

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: On Nov. 5, Northampton will choose among three qualified candidates for city councilor-at-large. Jessie Adams and Bill Dwight deserve re-election. Last November we passed a new charter with 83 percent of the vote. Both Adams and Dwight were active participants in the planning process, during … 0