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Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Manic Monday Markup 9/29/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Hong Kong, where pro-Democracy activists are resisting Beijing’s call to end the protests. Earlier the protesters were evoking the Ferguson, Mo. “hands up, don’t shoot” poses as police attempted to break up the demonstrations. In Britain, the Conservative

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Editorial: Your Own Counsel Will You Keep…

It was a little more than two weeks ago that the Springfield City Council did something it so rarely does. The body voted 12-1 to both assert the power it is imbued—power that it actually holds exclusively—and harness it for a cause that is not

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Manic Monday Markup 9/22/14

…And the World: We begin today in Afghanistan where Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of the country’s Presidential election. He and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah promised to form a coalition and begin the transition of power away from Hamid Kharzai, who has ruled the

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Manic Monday Markup 9/15/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Britain where it is down to the wire on the fate of the Union between England and Scotland. A Scottish referendum Thursday will decide the fate of “Great Britain” which has been one country since the beginning of

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To Take on the 9th Hampden as a Client…

SPRINGFIELD—The 9th Hamdpen Democratic primary shares some similarities with Peter Murphy’s run for the School Committee seat that covers wards 2 & 8.  A great deal of those wards are in the district and Murphy has experience in low turnout electoral affairs. However, in other