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After two years, Jebb assumes role as police chief

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – After a two-year legal struggle, William Jebb took the oath of office on July 10 as Chicopee’s new police chief.    The City Council chambers were packed with supporters and family members attending the announcement and ceremony.     A 27-year...
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Burkott to leave Fire Department next year

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Fire Chief Stephen Burkott has announced that after 41 years with the Chicopee Fire Department, 12 of which as chief, he will retire next year when the process to select his replacement is completed.    Burkott and Mayor Richard Kos met with the press on July 14 to ...
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Chapin School project receives additional funding from state

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The re-use of the Chapin School has taken one more step forward.    On July 7, the Patrick Administration announced $83.6 million in funding for 24 housing projects across the state and the development of housing for veterans at in the former school building is amon...
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Tolman speaks of additional gun control during visit

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Democratic candidate for Attorney General Warren Tolman said he would like to bring the same technology that unlocks an iPhone with a fingerprint to handguns.    The candidate brought his message to a meet and gr...
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Council tells union it must wait longer for contract

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The city department heads, who were hoping to finally have a contract with a raise, will have to wait longer. The City Council followed the suggestion of Mayor Richard Kos to throw out the contract that was negotiated...
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