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Opinion: Leadership is a Full-Time Job

A little more than three months have passed since I formally launched my campaign to represent Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Hampden and Monson in the Second Hampden District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. During this time, I’ve had the chance to meet hundreds of people and gain a lot of new perspective on the issues […]

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Nancy Shoemaker, Bill McIntyre, Sharon Black Wherry, Bill Squires, Marcia Hennick Strange, Bob Basdekis, Mark Vecchiarelli, and Susan Guertin Devick. Missing from the photo is Mary Jane Dyson Disco.

Longmeadow High School, 51 Years Later…

What a difference a half century makes. Come with us back to the 1960s. The Beatles were just coming to America, Chubby Checker was doing The Twist, Motown was making it’s voice heard, Bob Dylan was “Blowing in the Wind” and mom and pop stores were scattered throughout our town, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The Community Market […]

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Opinion: Folly of the Plastic Bag Ban

One resident at Town Meeting said that banning “single use” plastic bags was not “rocket science,” and since enough fellow residents agreed with her, Longmeadow will be without them at the grocery store. It may not be “rocket science,” but it is a matter of mathematics and understanding human behavior. By those measures, this law […]

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