Alex Morse, who at the age of 22, was the youngest mayor in the history of Holyoke Massachusetts when he was elected in 2011 is seeking a second two-year term. It appears he will face at least five challengers. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Morse about the young mayor’s first term.
The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has changed his mind, again, on the casino issue. Mayor Alex Morse’s surprise decision cuts the competition for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
In another stunning switch, Mayor Alex Morse announced Thursday that he once again opposes any casino development in Holyoke. The change came less than three weeks after Morse had angered many of his political supporters by announcing he would open the door to casino developers.
The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts earlier this week, shockingly, opened the door to a casino development in his city. Now a plan to build a resort casino on a golf course is being revived. But is Holyoke too late in the casino game in western Massachusetts? WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Almost ten months after newly elected Mayor Alex Morse almost literally slammed the door of his city hall office on their casino proposal, Paper City Development Company managing partner Joe Lashinger has asked for another meeting with the mayor.
The future is in doubt for one of just two remaining coal powered electricity generating plants in Massachusetts. Municipal officials and environmentalists believe age and the current economics of burning coal will bring an end to the Mount Tom Power Plant in Holyoke. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
An advisory committee made up of Holyoke residents and appointed officials including members of the Conservation Commission and Redevelopment Authority will explore alternative uses for the Mount Tom Power Plant.
The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has made the first major appointment of his new administration. Mayor Alex Morse, Wednesday, appointed a new director of economic development. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Mayor Morse has hired Marcos Marrero, a young urban planner and policy professional with experience in energy and sustainability projects to implement the young mayor's vision for revitalizing one of the state's poorest cities.