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West-east rail, control of Holyoke schools and mail-in ballots

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Carrie Saldo in the NEPM studios with panelists Steve Fox, UMass Amherst senior lecturer, Jill Kaufman, NEPM News reporter, and Matt Szafranski, editor in chief at Western Mass Politics & Insight, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.
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Carrie Saldo in the NEPM studios with panelists Steve Fox, UMass Amherst senior lecturer, Jill Kaufman, NEPM News reporter, and Matt Szafranski, editor in chief at Western Mass Politics & Insight, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

In this episode of The Rundown with Carrie Saldo, is west-east rail picking up steam? Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey has tapped a director for the long-awaited railroad line. In the bid to regain local control of Holyoke schools, officials are frustrated by state education leaders who say it's not time for a hand off just yet. And, why city and town clerks are struggling to keep up with the demand for mail-in ballots.

Panelists include Steve Fox, senior lecturer at UMass Amherst, NEPM reporter Jill Kaufman, and Matt Szafranski of Western Mass Politics & Insight.

Plus, Carrie Saldo discusses the life and legacy of abolitionist David Ruggles and his connection to Northampton with Kim Gerould, docent and board member at the David Ruggles Center.

Carrie Saldo is a host and producer for New England Public Media.