Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in February 2018.
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Massachusetts Democrats will hold their annual convention in Springfield this fall, but the city's Democratic mayor will apparently not be at the event.

Rep. Jim McGovern is a Democrat from Worcester.
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A western Massachusetts congressman has announced he'll no longer take money from corporate political action committees.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal spoke Aug. 23, 2018, at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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An advocacy group has started running TV ads calling on a western Massachusetts congressman to use his new power as committee chair to get President Trump's tax records.

A spring peeper.
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Among the thousands of bills Massachusetts legislators have put forward this year, one would designate a frog called the spring peeper as the state amphibian.

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Hampshire College is alerting potential incoming students about changes starting this fall. The school continues to search for "a strategic partner" amid a gloomy financial forecast.