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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.
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 …

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 …

Clare Higgins: Spector is caring public servant for Northampton

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: When I was mayor of Northampton, I had the pleasure of working with Paul Spector in his role as Ward 2 city councilor. I found Paul to be a conscientious and caring public servant, balancing the needs of his ward with the needs of the …

David Starr: Northampton City Council needs Jason Foster’s business sense

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: I feel strongly that Jason Foster is the best candidate to be our city councilor in Ward 2. He has a progressive political ideology, a refreshing capacity for new revenue-generating ideas for Northampton, a commitment to making the public schools in Northampton better funded and …

Margaret Riddle: Eugene Tacy is trusted, independent voice on City Council

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: Some years ago I arrived in our city with my family after moving eight times in seven years through four states. Since then we have made Northampton, specifically Water Street in Leeds, our home. Although we came here for a job with neither family nor …

Mayor Michael A. Tautznik: Karen Cadieux commitment to Easthampton ‘exemplary’

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: My endorsement for the next mayor of Easthampton is about who I believe can best lead our community in the coming term. The continued success of our city requires an executive who supports all of the needs of our community, who understands that a city …

Kathy McDonald: Karen Cadieux’s long service shows she understands Easthampton

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: I have known Karen Cadieux for close to 40 years. Karen is a strong, independent woman who possesses great leadership skills. She is honest, loyal, dedicated, fair, energetic and hardworking. Her 19 years of experience and knowledge of our Easthampton city government is invaluable. Over …

Kenneth Hahn: Paul Spector committed to success of city’s public schools

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: I am writing to support Paul Spector’s candidacy for City Council. As a longtime resident of Ward 2, I have appreciated Paul’s dedication to Northampton and our ward and his willingness to take on tough issues throughout the time he has held office. As a …

Maureen T. Carney: Alisa Klein brings skills that government needs

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To the editor: Voters in Ward 7 have a great opportunity to elect a highly qualified and committed candidate to the Northampton City Council: Alisa Klein. With a long and varied career as a professional consultant and community activist, Alisa brings a wealth of skills that will be …

Three candidates on ballot for two at-large School Committee seats in Northampton

Monday, October 28, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — In the only contested School Committee race on the Nov. 5 ballot, three candidates are vying for two at-large seats — incumbent Blue DuVal and newcomers Kari Nykorchuk and Samuel Welson. Incumbent at-large School Committee member …

Russ Carrier: Councilor Jesse Adams helps unite community of Northampton

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: I have observed Jesse Adams’ public service since 2007 both as a Forbes Library trustee and as a city councilor-at-large. I have always found him to be hardworking, well-informed and thoughtful. He always listens to all points of view and consistently tries to unite all …

Connie Platt: Keep councilor Jesse Adams working for Northampton

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: Currently the Northampton City Council has the superb Jesse Adams serving as an amazing city councilor-at-large. Now, to close, I am shifting my typewriter to uppercase: KEEP HIM. Connie Platt Florence …

Elaine Bristol: Nancy Sykes has professional experience to be mayor of Easthampton

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: The last sentence in the Gazette’s article about the recent Easthampton mayoral debate could so easily leave readers with an incorrect impression. It is: “… Cadieux read the charter’s description of the acting mayor’s role: ‘to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the …

David Boyle: Mayoral candidate Nancy Sykes offers enlightened leadership for Easthampton

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: Easthampton’s recent successes should not be overlooked, for they are the result of efforts by many. At the same time, its deficiencies should not be ignored. Roads and infrastructure have been seriously neglected and reconstruction is now needed instead of routine maintenance. The elementary …