Tuesday night’s election injected new energy and new ideas into several municipal governments.
Greenfield staggers their elections for Town Council, so only half of the council goes up for election during a given cycle.
Springfield residents went to the polls Tuesday to vote for their next city councilors and school committee members.
Narkewicz has been re-elected as mayor of Northampton, defeating John Riley.
There were contested races for Town Council At-Large and Town Council in other districts, but the mayor ran unopposed.
Sapelli will succeed longtime Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen, who announced over the summer he wouldn’t be seeking a ninth term.
Morse will serve a four-year mayoral term after residents voted to increase the term length in the 2015 election.
The only contested citywide race this year was for a four-year term as an at-large member of the school committee.
Nicole LaChapelle has been elected to become the third mayor of Easthampton since it became a city back in the 1990s.
Residents in Westfield voted for at-large city council members and school committee members, as well as city councilors in some wards.
22News visited one of Westfield’s most active polling places on Election Day.
Municipal elections matter the most to voters because they impact their daily lives, but historically, voter turnout in those years is low.
22News is working for you with important election information, including where to vote and what’s on the ballot.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Monday, November 6th, at 12 p.m.
Candidates for mayor of Northampton- incumbent Mayor David Narkewicz and his challenger John Riley- held a debate on 22News.
Mayoral candidates Bill Sapelli and Jimmy Cichetti discussed issues important to voters in Agawam on 22News.
Did you miss it? Here is the full debate between mayoral candidates Nicole LaChapelle and Joy Winnie.
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and his challenger Jay Ferreira had a debate on 22News at Noon.
More than 100 people packed the Holyoke Senior Center to hear from the two candidates.
The ten candidates are vying for six at-large seats in the newly re-formatted, and smaller, Holyoke City Council.