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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 …

Susan J. Adelson: Welson deserves vote for Northampton School Committee

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: Sam Welson is one of the candidates for Northampton School Committee who deserves strong consideration. Sam grew up in Northampton and knows the schools well. He has learned, observed and participated in the schools in many ways. I knew Sam superficially (when his surname was …

Marilyn A. Richards: Believes Marianne LaBarge hardest working city councilor in Northampton

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: As a former city councilor from Ward 3, I am happy to encourage others to support Marianne LaBarge to again represent the constituents of Ward 6. I had the honor to serve with Marianne and can attest to her commitment to serving the city and …

Lisa Baskin: Council candidate Alisa Klein up for challenges facing Northampton

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: As a resident of Leeds, in Ward 7, I am delighted to support Alisa Klein for Northampton City Council. I feel fortunate to have a choice in the Nov. 5 election and to have the opportunity to vote for a candidate who is thoughtful, smart, …

Kara McElhone: At transitional time, Easthampton needs Sykes

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: Easthampton has had a hard time getting people to run for office and step up to serve on committees and boards. Time and time again, we have seen uncontested elections on our municipal ballot. But this year things are different. We hit the jackpot. Not …

Stan Pollack: Sees candidate Alisa Klein as most responsive for Ward 7

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: I strongly believe that Alisa Klein will be the best choice for Ward 7 Northampton city councilor. She will listen to and respond to the concerns of all of the residents in Ward 7 and actually return phone calls and emails. Stan Pollack Florence …

Sam Welson: Councilor Jesse Adams works hard for Northampton, deserves new term on council

Monday, October 28, 2013

To the editor: Jesse Adams is definitely going to get one of my two votes for City Councilor-at-Large. Other than being a great guy, Jesse is accessible and willing to listen to his constituents. He is well informed and thoughtful about issues in the city and on top …

Ami Pelletier: Councilor Adams backed public comment periods

Friday, October 25, 2013

To the editor: Every community needs a resourceful, innovative and open-minded City Council that listens to concerns of its residents. In the Nov. 5 election I give my support to Jesse Adams, who has been an independent voice that has shown commitment to improving our local economy, infrastructure, …

Wendy & David Newton: City in good hands with councilors Bill Dwight and Jesse Adams

Friday, October 25, 2013

To the editor: On Election Day, Nov. 5, each of us will have two precious votes to cast for Northampton city councilor at large. When we decide, we focus on one major area: Who is it who instantly returns our phone calls, responds to our emails and answers …

Dennis Bidwell: Urges vote for Paul Spector for council

Friday, October 25, 2013

To the editor: I write to urge my friends and neighbors in Ward 2 to vote for Paul Spector for City Council on Nov. 5. Ward 2 and Northampton have been fortunate to have someone as skilled, hardworking, balanced and progressive as Paul Spector as our city councilor. …

Sarah Buttenwieser: Grateful that Spector serves Ward 2 in Northampton

Friday, October 25, 2013

To the editor: In the years Paul Spector has been my ward’s city councilor, I’ve witnessed his deep and generous commitment to our city and to my neighborhood, and for that matter, to my neighbors. He puts in time through important committee work for the council, chairing the …

Melinda McCall: Vote for LaBarge in Ward 6

Friday, October 25, 2013

To the editor: I urge residents of Ward 6 to get out and vote for Marianne LaBarge for Ward 6 councilor on Nov. 5. Marianne has proven over the years that she is a tireless worker devoted to making life better for the residents of her ward. She …

Marjorie Hess: Adams should be re-elected to council

Friday, October 25, 2013

To the editor: Jesse Adams and I served together on the Forbes Library Board of Trustees. I was always impressed by his understanding of the issues and his ability to articulate his position. He is a good listener and asked insightful and relevant questions that enhanced the conversation. …