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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

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.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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