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Clark will run against mayor as a write-in

After missing a chance to appear on November ballots opposite Mayor Richard Cohen, local businessman William Clark announced last week that he will mount a write-in campaign for the top job.
“No one ran last [time],” Clark said on Friday. “No one was running this year. Which shocked me because the lack of infrastructure improvements in town over the last seven years is astronomical.”
Clark said the mayor is wasting money on the municipal golf course, the redevelopment of Walnut Street Extension and a proposed new Town Hall while shortchanging public works, particularly sidewalks. He says Agawam spends only $100,000 per year on sidewalks, roughly 4 percent of what’s spent in West Springfield, a town similar to Agawam in terms of population and road mileage. READ MORE

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