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Blooming Sarno

Once Obscured, Sarno Reelection Campaign Begins to Bloom Openly…

The opposition to Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has been busy. They have little choice to be otherwise given Sarno’s advantages. It is no surprise that aside from squirreling away campaign funds, Sarno has barely campaigned.
That may be changing. Fitfully but notably, the incumbent has begun to heave himself onto the stump.

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Manic Monday Markup 9/26/16…

The Feds: We begin today in the United States, where the first general election presidential debate is shaping up to be the most watched thing on television. Expectations are higher for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, thus leaving real estate tycoon

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Manic Monday Markup 9/12/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Syria, where the latest cease-fire between the government of an emboldened Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups has come into effect. The pact is one of many negotiated between the United States and Russia and many fear will be

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Manic Monday Markup 8/15/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Ukraine, where secret ledgers maintained by the country’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, have been uncovered. They show huge cash payments that were meant for Paul Manafort according to The New York Times. Manafort is real estate tycoon, provocateur and

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Technical Updates 6/6/16.

Dear Readers: Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to publish as we normally do. These problems have inhibited our ability to publish as we normally do. Consequently, the manic Monday markup has been cancelled for June 6 and posts will feature less multimedia for

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Manic Monday Markup 2/29/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Ireland where a hung Dála (Parliament) seems the likeliest result after the senior partner in the governing coalition, Fine Gael, won the most seats, but suffered big losses. Their coalition partners, Labour, were nearly annihilated in the Dála.


It’s ELECTION DAY in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, West Springfield and Westfield! You’re reading this and you have not voted, turn off your smartphone or close your laptop and get to the polls! Find your polling place by entering your address into this nifty form at

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Manic Monday Markup 8/31/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Austria, where border checks have backed up traffic for hours following last week’s ghastly discovery of dozens of dead migrants in a truck on the side of the road. Europe is struggling to deal with this influx of people,