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The 9th Hampden in Profile and in Springfield History…

By Michael Lachenmeyer Correspondent-Intern When the 9th Hampden District was first established, it covered several small rural communities to the south and west of Springfield proper, including the towns of Agawam, Southwick, and Granville. However, over the course of the late 19th century, the borders

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In Ward 8, Is the 3rd Time A Charm?…

SPRINGFIELD—If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. This age-old chestnut may aptly describe the upcoming race for City Council’s Ward 8 representative.  Crossing swords for the third time in as many cycles, incumbent councilor John Lysak will again face Orlando Ramos in a

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Take My Council, Please: Chernobyl Intentions?…

**UPDATED** The following post has been updated with new pictures and additional reporting. (WMassP&I) Controversy and passionate, if not always stimulating debate are not foreign to the Springfield City Council.  However, there are certain topics that simply do not make their way into the austere