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Holyoke's Alex Morse Says Being Mayor Of His Hometown Is 'Honor Of My Lifetime'

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Josh Landes
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WAMC

Alex Morse will not run for another term as mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts next year.He announced the decision in a statement released Tuesday morning, in which he said he had never planned to serve more than 10 years as the chief executive of the old mill city. At age 22, Morse was elected in 2011 as the youngest mayor in Holyoke’s history. He was re-elected three times. Earlier this year, Morse lost a bruising Democratic primary for Congress to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Springfield. A short time ago, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill  spoke with Morse.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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