Visitor Center employees at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford have voted to unionize. It’s a trend among museum workers who look to unions not only for help with bread-and-butter issues like job security, but also to have a say in the museum’s future.

Mayor-elect Don Humason in Westfield, Massachusetts, on election night.ason in Westfield, Massachusetts, on election night in November 2019.
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With Massachusetts state Senator Don Humason soon vacating his seat to become mayor of Westfield, two state representatives may run for the job.

Inside the MGM Springfield Casino.
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The MGM Springfield casino reported a bump in gambling revenues in October.

A sign supporting ranked choice voting in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
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The mayor of Easthampton, Massachusetts, said the city will provide more education around ranked-choice voting before it's implemented.

Outgoing Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin, at left, talks with Mayor-elect Roxann Wedegartner on election night.
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Contested mayoral elections took place in a half dozen western Massachusetts cities this week. Two of the closest races were in Westfield and Greenfield.