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I believe we can do more in our state to put the health and well-being of every single resident at the center of the ways we are making decisions."

Candidates for statewide office appear at sheriff’s picnic

SPRINGFIELD – The picnic grove at the Lodge of Elks was transformed once again into a political mosh pit at which candidates, elected officials, members of the press and potential supporters spend the afternoon eating, drinking and, most of all, talking.

About 1,400 attended this year’s fundraiser for Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi at an event he inherited from former Sheriff Michael Ashe.