Longmeadow voters elected three members of the School Committee, but only two were on the ballot. Incumbent Nicole Choiniere and newcomer Michaela Fitzgerald won seats as did Adam Rosenblum, who mounted a write-in bid.
Kency Gilet, a two-time Springfield City Council candidate, now of Longmeadow, is running in town elections next week. He is among three School Committee candidates on the ballot for three seats. The race attracted a write-in candidacy amid alarm that Gilet—and his historically right-wing views—could succeed in Longmeadow after failing in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD—There are several truisms in city elections that have lived on and endured for years. One of them is that persistence can pay off. As the field of Council candidates solidifies, it has become clear 2019 will not play against type. Once again, several unsuccessful
Springfield has a unique opportunity with so many open seats, all at-large, in this year’s election. It represents a paradigm shift away from the pre-ward representation Council. With nearly all of the (incorrect) institutional memory about the Council’s weakness fading, there is a real possibility
UPDATED 8:47AM: To reflect a correction. Gilet grew up in Nanuet, N.Y., not the Bronx. SPRINGFIELD—Standing only yards away from a success his opponent highlights on the trail, Kency Gilet formally launched his Council bid with an eye toward better connecting residents with City Hall.
SPRINGFIELD—An early wave of enthusiasm has greeted the start of only the second mayor-less election cycle in the region’s largest city. A sizable clutch of candidates for City Council and School Committee took out papers Tuesday, the first day they were available for the 2017