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More than a parade

As we gear up for the 3rd Annual Springfield Pride Parade Weekend, May 30 through June 1, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride and excitement, not just for the festivities that lie ahead, but for the profound impact this weekend has on our community. It’s more than just a celebration — it’s a beacon of hope, solidarity and progress for LGBTQIA+ youth in the Greater Springfield area.

SHELD executive session activity is troubling

I am troubled that my municipal electric utility conducts its fiberoptic business matters in secrecy. The elected South Hadley Electric Light Department commission has met in executive session and has refused to release minutes or remove redactions from documents...