On Thursday, Ward 3 Chicopee City Councilor Delmarina López announced she would run for mayor. The first-termer, who became the Council’s first woman of color in 2021, would be challenging incumbent mayor John Vieau.
For much of the Chicopee-packed 8th Hampden House race, Ward 1 City Councilor Joel McAuliffe has held an edge. On Wednesday, retiring State Rep Joseph Wagner, the 413’s legislative dean, endorsed Arriaga in a statement her campaign released.
The race to succeed Joseph Wagner in the Chicopee-centric 8th Hampden House district is about to grow again. Joel McAuliffe, the city councilor for Ward 1 and a former aide to Senator Eric Lesser, entered the race Monday. He is the third Democrat in the primary.
Apparently, longtime Chicopee Rep Joseph Wagner felt Ludlow could not have all the electoral fun in Hampden County this cycle. On Tuesday, Wanger, the dean of the 413’s legislative delegation, announced he would not seek another term representing the Chicopee-centric 8th Hampden District.
Cities up and down the Pioneer Valley swore in their new governments Monday. In two cities new mayors took office while a third formally began his full term.
by Michael Lachenmeyer Correspondent-Intern Late last February, the 7th Hampden District’s State Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati announced that he would not be seeking reelection for the seat which he has held since 1986. Democrats have dominated the 7th Hampden District for fifty years. Yet, with
UPDATED: 1/1/2020 3:53PM: To note the passing of the mayor’s father. Cities around the Pioneer Valley inaugurated their governments elected in last November’s election. For many communities, it heralded a new start. On Monday, Chicopee and Westfield both took on new mayors with varying degrees
UPDATED 8:30AM: To include comment from Bissonnette. CHICOPEE—While turnout in the 413’s second city has generally beat its bigger neighbor to the south, Chicopee’s elections have struggled in the excitement department. At-large races have gone by without opposition. Minimal turnover in many seats have fed
UPDATED 3/18/2019 9:40AM: To reflect a correction. The performance begins at 7:30pm, not 8pm. BY LINDA MATYS O’CONNELL ARTS & CULTURE CORRESPONDENT SPRINGFIELD – In “Captain Marvel,” the latest entry in the Marvel Comics cinematic universe, feminist superhero Carol Danvers vanquishes all comers with energy
UPDATED 2/26/19 9:00AM: To include a link to Kos’s statement on WWLP and to correct the year Kos first became mayor. It was 1997, not 1995. Not long after pulling papers for reelection, Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos has declared he will not seek reelection in