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With Alex Morse Out, Speculation Begins On Who Will Run For Holyoke Mayor In 2021

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The winds of political change are blowing through Holyoke, Massachusetts. Mayor Alex Morse announced today that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2021.First elected in 2011 at the age of 22, Morse said it was never his plan to stay in the mayor’s office more than 10 years. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Matt Szafranski, Editor-In-Chief of Western Mass Politics & Insight about Morse’s announcement and what it means for the 2021 election in Holyoke.

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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